2012

01.26.2012

Indiana's Senate Bill 89, which if enacted would allow local school districts to "require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science," was passed by the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development on January 25, 2012.

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01.24.2012

In a column for the Concord Monitor (January 22, 2012), Leslie Brunetta criticized the latest spate of proposed antievolution measures, writing, "these bills are bad for my health and the health of each of the 1.5 million Americans diagnosed with cancer every year."

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01.23.2012

Opposition to Indiana's Senate Bill 89, which if enacted would allow local school districts to "require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science," is mounting — and coming, moreover, from a variety of perspectives.

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01.20.2012

The St. Louis Beacon (January 19, 2012) shed light on Missouri's House Bill 1227, which if enacted would require "intelligent design" to be taught alongside evolution in the state's public schools.

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01.20.2012

Senate Bill 1742 (document), prefiled in the Oklahoma Senate, is apparently the sixth antievolution bill of 2012, following on the heels of two bills in New Hampshire, two bills in Missouri, and one bill in Indiana.

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01.20.2012

The week of launching NCSE's new climate change initiative reaches its climax. For Friday, January 20, there are no new press releases, videos, or book excerpts. New coverage in the press of the initiative includes KQED's Climate Watch blog (January 17, 2012). And the launch of the initiative prompts The Takeaway (January 18, 2012) to interview Susan Buhr about the need to defend and support climate education. Plus Eugenie C. Scott is interviewed on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's As it Happens (January 18, 2012, beginning at about 10:00) and NPR's Science Friday (January 20, 2012).

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01.19.2012

Yet more information, resources, and coverage regarding NCSE's new initiative aimed at defending the teaching of climate change. For Thursday, January 19, there is a sample chapter (PDF) from Shawn Lawrence Otto's Fool Me Twice, and a two-part video (part one, part two) on climate change misconceptions by Peter Gleick. New coverage in the press includes Chris Mooney at the DeSmog blog (January 17, 2012), Lynne Peeples at the Huffington Post (January 18, 2012), Think Progress (January 18, 2012), and New Scientist (January 19, 2012). Plus Eugenie C. Scott discusses the initiative with Steve Mirsky for Scientific American's podcast (January 16, 2012).

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01.18.2012

McCaffrey to spearhead the new initiative

Mark S. McCaffrey has joined NCSE's staff to spearhead its new climate change initiative. A veteran climate change educator, McCaffrey will be in charge of NCSE's efforts to defend and support the teaching of climate change. (See NCSE's mission statement here.)

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01.18.2012

More information, resources, and coverage regarding NCSE's new initiative aimed at defending the teaching of climate change. For Wednesday, January 18, there is a press release about the addition of Mark McCaffrey to NCSE's staff, a sample chapter (PDF) from L. Hunter Lovins and Boyd Cohen's Climate Capitalism, and a video interview of Eugenie C. Scott. New coverage in the press of the initiative includes Erica Gies's blog at Forbes (January 17, 2012), MSNBC's Cosmic Log (January 17, 2012), and John Farrell's blog at Forbes (January 18, 2012). Plus Eugenie C. Scott was the guest on Chris Mooney's Point of Inquiry podcast for January 16, 2012.

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01.18.2012

McCaffrey to spearhead the new initiative

Mark S. McCaffrey has joined NCSE's staff to spearhead its new climate change initiative. A veteran climate change educator, McCaffrey will be in charge of NCSE's efforts to defend and support the teaching of climate change. (See NCSE's mission statement here.)

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