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Mark Perakh dies

Mark PerakhMark Perakh

The physicist Mark Perakh, a notable critic of creationism, died on May 7, 2013, at the age of 88, according to The Panda's Thumb blog (May 12, 2013).

Polling Muslims on evolution

Pew Research Center

A new report discussing a poll of Muslims around the globe suggests (PDF, p. 132) that "[m]any Muslims around the world believe in evolution."

A preview of Evolution vs. Creationism

Evolution vs. Creationism, second edition

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Eugenie C. Scott's Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction, second edition (Greenwood Press/University of California Press, 2009) in honor of her impending retirement as NCSE's executive director.

"Intelligent design" legislation in Texas dies

Texas's House Bill 285 died in the House Committee on Higher Education on May 6, 2013, when the deadline for House committees to pass House bills expired.

Christian de Duve dies

Christian de DuveChristian de Duve

The eminent biologist Christian de Duve died on May 4, 2013, at the age of 95, according to the de Duve Institute.

Help wanted: executive director

NCSE is seeking to hire a new executive director to replace Eugenie C. Scott, who is retiring after more than twenty-six years at NCSE's helm.

NCSE's Scott to retire

Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. Scott

NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott announced on May 6, 2013, that she was planning to retire by the end of the year, after more than twenty-six years at NCSE's helm.

Repeal effort fails again in Louisiana

Louisiana's Senate Bill 26 (PDF) was tabled on a 3-2 vote in the Senate Committee on Education on May 1, 2013, which effectively kills the bill in committee, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune (May 1, 2013).

Hansen receives Ridenhour Courage Prize

james_hansen.jpgJames E. Hansen

NCSE is delighted to congratulate James E. Hansen on receiving the Ridenhour Courage Prize for 2013.

Evolution in Pennsylvania


In a wide-ranging article, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (April 28, 2013) discussed "the ill-kept secret about public school biology classrooms nationwide — that evolution often isn't taught robustly, if at all." In Pennsylvania as around the nation, "[f]aith-based belief in creationism and intelligent design continues to be discussed and even openly taught in public school classrooms, despite state curriculum standards."


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