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As a result of a controversy over creationist encroachments in the public schools in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, and a petition to the Scottish parliament to ban the teaching of creationism as scientifically credible, there are now dueling motions about creationism in the Scottish parliament.
As challenges to the integrity of science education burgeon at the beginning of 2015, NCSE would like to thank its Supporting Organizations for their generous assistance during the previous year.
NCSE is seeking to hire a Director of Community Organizing and Research. The full-time position involves implementing a new NCSE program aimed at facilitating the development of local community groups focused on support of high-quality science education.
A Montana legislator, Clayton Fiscus (R-District 46), is preparing to introduce a bill purporting to "emphasize critical thinking in instruction related to controversial scientific theories on the origin of life" such as "biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, random mutation, natural selection, DNA, and fossil discoveries."