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On the road again with NESCent

The Darwin Day Roadshow is returning! The Roadshow is a project of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, in which NESCent staff shares their enthusiasm for evolutionary science with students, teachers, and the general public on the occasion of Charles Darwin's birthday, February 12.

California adopts NGSS

California's state board of education voted unanimously to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards on September 4, 2013, according to a press release from the California Department of Education.

Congratulations to Kansas Citizens for Science

KATS award for KCFS

NCSE is pleased to congratulate Kansas Citizens for Science for receiving a 2013 Outstanding Contributions to Science Education Award from the Kansas Association of Teachers of Science.

William J. Guste Jr. dies

William J. GusteWilliam J. Guste Jr.William J. "Billy" Guste Jr., who served for twenty years as the attorney general of Louisiana and who assiduously defended the state's Balanced Treatment for Creation-Science and Evolution-Science in Public School Instruction Act, died on July 24, 2013, at the age of 91, according to the obituary in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (July 25, 2013).

YouGov poll on evolution

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.

Polling evolution down under again

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.

Judy Scotchmoor receives Gould award

Judy ScotchmoorJudy Scotchmoor

NCSE congratulates Judy Scotchmoor for winning the 2013 Stephen Jay Gould Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution.

"Democracy and Science"

Logos

Barbara Forrest, Philip Kitcher, and Michael Ruse are among the scholars contributing to a symposium on "Democracy and Science" published in the journal Logos — which seeks to foster a critical dialogue on modern politics, culture, and society — and available on-line.

A preview of Creation

Creation: How Science is Reinventing Life Itself

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Adam Rutherford's Creation: How Science is Reinventing Life Itself (Current/Penguin, 2013).

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