2013

07.23.2013

A new poll from YouGov suggests (PDF) that in the United States the level of public acceptance of creationism and the level for support for teaching creationism in the public schools are down.

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07.22.2013

Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. ScottNCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott is to be inducted into the Independent Investigation Group's Houdini Hall of Honor, according to a July 20, 2013, press release from the IIG.

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07.17.2013

A national survey reveals that one in eleven Australians does not believe in evolution — and three in eleven think that humans lived at the same time as dinosaurs.

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07.16.2013

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

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07.15.2013

Life's Ratchet

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Peter M. Hoffmann's Life's Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos (Basic Books, 2012). The preview consists of the greater part of chapter 8, "The Watch and the Ribosome," in which Hoffman asks, "How do molecules evolve?" and replies, "Despite the histrionic debates in various American school boards, the mechanism of evolution is ... quite obvious when contemplated with an open mind." Hoffman addresses "irreducible complexity" and "the information challenge" in passing later in the chapter.

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07.15.2013

Elaine MorganElaine Morgan

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07.12.2013
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The American Geophysical Union held a conference on "Communicating Climate Science: A Historic Look to the Future" — and NCSE was there in force.

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07.10.2013

A funding application for a summer workshop on evolutionary biology in Turkey was denied because "evolution is a controversial subject," according to Science Insider (July 5, 2013).

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07.09.2013

NCSE is seeking to hire a new editor for Reports of the National Center for Science Education to replace Andrew J. Petto, who is retiring after more than sixteen years of editing RNCSE.

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07.08.2013

Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Education in the United Kingdom, "has abandoned plans to drop climate change from the geography national curriculum," reported the Guardian (July 5, 2013).

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