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A last-ditch legislative attempt to attack the teaching of evolution and of climate change in Oklahoma failed when a legislative deadline passed.
NCSE is delighted to congratulate Michael E. Mann on receiving the European Geoscience Union's Hans Oeschger Medal for 2012, in honor of "his significant contributions to understanding decadal-centennial scale climate change over the last two millennia and for pioneering techniques to synthesize patterns and northern hemispheric time series of past climate using proxy data reconstructions."
What difference will Tennessee's new monkey law make in the state's science classrooms? That was the question asked by the Nashville Tennessean (April 15, 2012).
Tennessee's monkey law continues to attract editorial condemnation within the state and around the country.
With Governor Bill Haslam's April 10, 2012, decision to allow Tennessee's House Bill 368 — nicknamed "the monkey bill" — to become law without his signature, comment is coming fast and furious.
With Tennessee's "monkey bill" still on Governor Bill Haslam's desk, columnists in the state's newspapers continue to criticize the bill and call for a veto.
Scientific and educational organizations are again expressing their opposition to antiscience legislation in the Sooner State.