2012

01.17.2012

The launch of NCSE's new initiative aimed at defending the teaching of climate change continues. For Tuesday, January 17, there is a press release about the addition of the climate scientist Peter Gleick to NCSE's board of directors, a sample chapter (PDF) from Robert Henson's The Rough Guide to Climate Change, and a video interview of Peter Gleick. (UPDATE: Dr. Gleick will not be joining the NCSE board. See Source of Heartland leak steps forward.)New coverage in the press of the initiative includes Nature (January 16, 2012), Ars Technica (January 16, 2012), Science Insider (January 17, 2012), the Houston Chronicle's science blog (January 17, 2012), and The New York Times's Green blog (January 17, 2012).

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01.16.2012

NCSE is proud to announce the launch of its new initiative aimed at defending the teaching of climate change. Like evolution, climate change is accepted by the scientific community but controversial among the public. As a result, educators trying to teach climate change, like their counterparts trying to teach evolution, are often likewise pressured to compromise the scientific and pedagogical integrity of their instruction.

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01.16.2012
“Charles Darwin has a posse” image © Colin Purrington. Source: http://colinpurrington.com/graphics/science/darwinposse

It's time to dust off your Darwin costume again: less than a month remains before Darwin Day 2012!

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01.15.2012

The chief sponsor of Missouri's House Bill 1227, which if enacted would require "intelligent design" to be taught alongside evolution, offered a revealing explanation to the Kansas City Star (January 14, 2012).

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01.13.2012

NCSE has long focused upon defending and promoting the teaching of evolution and the nature of science. Why are we now adding climate change to this list?

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01.13.2012

A new initiative in the struggle for quality science education

 

Science education is under attack—again.

This time it's under attack by climate change deniers, who ignore a mountain of evidence gathered over the last fifty years that the planet is warming and that humans are largely responsible. These deniers attempt to sabotage science education with fringe ideas, pseudoscience, and outright lies.

But the National Center for Science Education won't let 'em get away with it.

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01.13.2012

By providing a friend of the court brief (PDF) to Ohio's Fifth District Court of Appeals on January 10, 2012, NCSE is supporting a local school district that fired a middle school science teacher over his inappropriate religious activity in the classroom — including teaching creationism.

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01.12.2012

House Bill 1276, introduced in the Missouri House of Representatives on January 11, 2012, and not yet referred to a committee, is apparently the fifth antievolution bill of 2012 — and the second in Missouri.

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01.12.2012

House Bill 1227, introduced in the Missouri House of Representatives on January 10, 2012, would, if enacted, require "the equal treatment of science instruction regarding evolution and intelligent design," according to the legislature's summary of the bill.

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01.11.2012

A poll of Protestant pastors in the United States found that they "overwhelmingly believe that God did not use evolution to create humans and think Adam and Eve were literal people," according to a press release (January 9, 2012) issued by LifeWay Research.

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