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NCSE advises Louisiana

In a letter to the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (PDF), NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott explained the problems with a proposed policy governing supplementary materials in the state's classrooms and urged the board to adopt the original version of the policy as drafted by the state department of education.

Evolution and Texas in the Washington Monthly

Don McLeroyDon McLeroy

The antics of the Texas state board of education are the topic of a story in the January/February 2010 issue of the Washington Monthly — and evolution, unsurprisingly, is exhibit A.

Top ten evolution/creationism stories of the year



Darwin celebrated; evolution still under attack

Lawsuit against science center over creationist film

A lawsuit charges that the California Science Center violated both the First Amendment and a contract to rent its Imax Theater when it canceled a screening of Darwin's Dilemma, the Los Angeles Times (December 29, 2009) reports.

Evolution in a new Harris poll

A recent Harris poll included questions on evolution and creationism, with unsurprising results.

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach — the new journal aspiring to promote accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience — is now available on-line.

Happy Origin Day!

Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species was published on November 24, 1859, and the sesquicentennial festivities are everywhere!

NSF celebrates the Origin sesquicentennial

Evolution of Evolution: 150 Years of Darwin's On the Origin of Species — a new on-line resource from the National Science Foundation — debuts in celebration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the publication of Darwin's seminal work.

Webcast: Darwin, the Origin, and the Future of Biology

E. O. WilsonE. O. Wilson

"Darwin, the Origin, and the Future of Biology" is a celebration, sponsored by the British Council and the Open University, of the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species — and it will be available to watch on-line!

Miller on Comfort on CNN

Kenneth R. MillerKenneth R. Miller

Kenneth R. Miller appeared on a news segment on CNN (November 20, 2009), challenging the misleading claims about Darwin offered in Ray Comfort's "special introduction" to the Origin of Species.