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Polling confidence in science

A new poll from the Associated Press and GfK asked (PDF) respondents not whether they agree or disagree, but how confident they are, about various claims about science. The Associated Press (April 21, 2014) summarized, "Americans have more skepticism than confidence in global warming, the age of the Earth and evolution and have the most trouble believing a Big Bang created the universe 13.8 billion years ago."

ASTE adds its voice for evolution

ASTE logoThe Association for Science Teacher Education, which promotes leadership and support for professionals involved in the education and development of teachers of science at all levels, recently added its voice for evolution.

Congratulations to Kenneth R. Miller

Kenneth R. MillerKenneth R. Miller

NCSE is pleased to congratulate Kenneth R. Miller, who will receive the University of Notre Dame's Laetare Medal for 2014. 

Congratulations to Zack Kopplin

Zack KopplinZack Kopplin

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Zack Kopplin, recently named as the winner of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's 2014 Howard K. Schachman Public Service Award.

Climate in Science and Engineering Indicators 2014

Science and Engineering Indicators 2014

Public opinion about climate change was reviewed in the National Science Board's Science and Engineering Indicators (PDF) 2014.

Evolution in Science and Engineering Indicators 2014

Science and Engineering Indicators 2014

Public opinion about evolution, the Big Bang, and teaching evolution in public schools was reviewed in the National Science Board's Science and Engineering Indicators (PDF) 2014.

Aykut Kence dies

Aykut KenceThe Turkish biologist Aykut Kence died on February 1, 2014, at the age of 67, according to soL Portal (February 1, 2014).

Darwin Day resolution in Congress

Rush HoltRush Holt

House Resolution 467 (PDF), introduced in the United States House of Representatives on January 29, 2014, would, if passed, express the House's support of designating February 12, 2014, as Darwin Day, and its recognition of "Charles Darwin as a worthy symbol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason, science, and the advancement of human knowledge."

Darwin Day approaches

“Charles Darwin has a posse” image © Colin Purrington. Source: http://colinpurrington.com/graphics/science/darwinposse

It's time to dust off your Darwin costume again: less than a month remains before Darwin Day 2014!

A new Pew poll on evolution

Pew Research Center

Six in ten Americans accept human evolution, while a third hold that humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.

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