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Expelled on the block?

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed — the 2008 creationist propaganda movie fronted by Ben Stein — is scheduled to be auctioned, lock, stock, and barrel, pursuant to the bankruptcy proceeding of Premise Media Holdings LP.

In the wake of the repeal effort

The attempt to repeal Louisiana's antievolution law was discussed by the Christian Science Monitor (June 2, 2011), which explained, "The Louisiana Science Education Act, which allows teaching contrary to science on the grounds it promotes critical thinking, is increasingly serving as an inspiration to religious conservatives in other states."

A visit to Darwin's Lost World

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Martin Brasier's Darwin’s Lost World: The Hidden History of Animal Life (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Texas "intelligent design" bill dies

When the Texas legislature adjourned sine die on May 30, 2011, House Bill 2454 died in the House Committee on Higher Education without receiving a hearing.

The New York Times on the ark park

The New York Times offered its view on Kentucky's decision to grant tax incentives to Ark Encounter, the proposed creationist theme park in northern Kentucky.

Arkansas science teachers add their voice for evolution

The chorus of support for the teaching of evolution continues, with a statement from the Arkansas Science Teachers Association, issued in 2008, updating its previous statement from 2006.

Repeal effort fails in committee

Despite the overwhelming support for SB 70 from scientific and educational organizations around the state and across the country, the Louisiana Senate Education Committee voted 5-1 to shelve the bill on May 26, 2011, according to a blogger for the Baton Rouge Advocate (May 26, 2011).

Creationism banned from "free schools" in Britain

"Free school bids from groups advocating creationism and intelligent design as scientific theories will not be approved, according to the first government guidance on the issue," reports the Times Education Supplement (May 20, 2011).

Baton Rouge Advocate endorses repeal effort

The Baton Rouge Advocate endorsed the repeal of Louisiana's antievolution law, editorially writing (May 23, 2011), "We hope the Louisiana Legislature takes the opportunity it has this year to repeal entirely the misnamed 'Louisiana Science Education Act.'"

"Respect Requires Repeal"

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Barbara Forrest explains the murky origins and adverse effects of the so-called Louisiana Science Education Act — and argues that respect for the integrity of science education requires a repeal of the antievolution law — in a long essay posted at the Louisiana Progress website on May 18, 2011.


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