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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"


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).

Mark Perakh dies

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The physicist Mark Perakh, a notable critic of creationism, died on May 7, 2013, at the age of 88, according to The Panda's Thumb blog (May 12, 2013).

Polling Muslims on evolution

Pew Research Center

A new report discussing a poll of Muslims around the globe suggests (PDF, p. 132) that "[m]any Muslims around the world believe in evolution."

Christian de Duve dies

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The eminent biologist Christian de Duve died on May 4, 2013, at the age of 95, according to the de Duve Institute.

Polling American scientific literacy

Pew Research Center

A new poll from the Pew Research Center and Smithsonian magazine offers a degree of insight into American scientific literacy on natural selection, the age of the earth, and climate change, although there were no questions directly addressing evolution in the sense of common ancestry or climate change in the sense of anthropogenic global warming.

A preview of My Beloved Brontosaurus

My Beloved Brontosaurus

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Brian Switek's My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs (Scientific American / Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2013).