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Polling American scientific literacy

Pew Research Center

A new poll from the Pew Research Center and Smithsonian magazine offers a degree of insight into American scientific literacy on natural selection, the age of the earth, and climate change, although there were no questions directly addressing evolution in the sense of common ancestry or climate change in the sense of anthropogenic global warming.

RNCSE 33:2 now on-line

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

A preview of My Beloved Brontosaurus

My Beloved Brontosaurus

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Brian Switek's My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs (Scientific American / Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2013).

Jindal connects the dots

Interviewed by NBC News (April 12, 2013), Louisiana's governor Bobby Jindal (R) explicitly stated that the so-called Louisiana Science Education Act permits the teaching of creationism, including "intelligent design."

Exciting news from Evolution: Education and Outreach

Evolution: Education and Outreach

Evolution: Education and Outreach — the journal promoting the accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience — is now open access!

Antievolution legislation for Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania

Plans are afoot in Pennsylvania "to lobby the state legislature with a plea to enable teachers in public schools to present alternate, controversial 'theories' — ones that violate the basic scientific principle that they be able to be tested — when teaching evolution," according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (April 11, 2013).

Evolution and climate change in the NGSS

The final version of the Next Generation Science Standards was released on April 9, 2013 — and the topics of evolution and climate change, as expected, were not neglected.

A new Gallup poll on climate change

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"U.S. worry about global warming is heading back up after several years of expanded public skepticism," according (PDF) to a new poll from Gallup. Also heading back up are the rate of understanding that most scientists accept global warming and the rate of accepting that increases in the global temperature over the last century are mostly due to human activity.

Three new climate advisors for NCSE

NCSE's climate advisors

NCSE is pleased to announce three new additions to its Advisory Council, reflecting the addition of climate education to NCSE's area of concern: James E. Hansen, Michael MacCracken, and Bill McKibben.

A new Pew poll on global warming

Pew Research Center

A new poll from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press asked about global warming and its causes.

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