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