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Antievolution legislation in Missouri

House Bill 179, introduced in the Missouri House of Representatives on January 16, 2013, and not yet referred to a committee, is the latest antievolution bill in the Missouri state legislature.

Creationism in Texas Bible classes

Is creationism taught as scientifically credible in Bible classes in Texas's public schools? Yes, according to a new report from a Southern Methodist University professor of religious studies and the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund.

Darwin Day approaches

“Charles Darwin has a posse” image © Colin Purrington. Source:

It's time to dust off your Darwin costume again: less than a month remains before Darwin Day 2013!

SICB lifts boycott of New Orleans

The executive committee of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology is again willing to consider New Orleans to host the society's annual meetings.

NCSE's Branch on evolution in Kentucky

"Teach evolution as the fact it is," a column by NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch, appeared in the Louisville Courier-Journal (January 13, 2013).

Trademark suit against creationists settled

Science Friday

The suit against the operators of a right-wing radio show that features a creationist segment was settled in a federal court on December 28, 2012.

NGSS, take two

The second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards is available on-line — and your feedback is invited.

A preview of How to Build a Habitable Planet

How to Build a Habitable Planet

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Charles H. Langmuir and Wally Broecker's How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind (Princeton University Press, 2012).

Eugenie C. Scott: "This I believe"

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NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott contributed a "This I believe" op-ed to Frontiers in Evolutionary and Population Genetics.

Montana bill mutates

The bill in Montana that was intended to "[r]equire public schools to teach intelligent design along with evolution" instead now purports to "encourage critical thinking regarding controversial scientific theories."


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