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Kentucky Academy of Science on the ark park

Concern over Ark Encounter, the proposed creationist theme park in northern Kentucky was expressed by two guest editorials in the January 2011 issue of the newsletter of the Kentucky Academy of Science.

"Creationism's evolving strategy"

Writing in the January 2011 issue of Americans United for Separation of Church and State's journal Church & State, Sandhya Bathija reviewed the developments in the creationism/evolution controversy since the Kitzmiller v. Dover case.

The Miller/Morris debate

A debate on evolution versus creationism at Brown University in 1981 was so popular that the event had to be held in the largest building on campus — a hockey rink. There's no need for skates and sticks, though: the debate between Kenneth R. Miller and Henry M. Morris is now available from NCSE.

A teacher punished over evolution?

Was a North Carolina middle school science teacher unjustly treated when she was reassigned to a different job after a complaint about her presentation of evolution in the classroom? That is the question at issue in a lawsuit originally filed in 2007.

Inroads for the ark park?

The developers proposing to build a creationist theme park in northern Kentucky are now asking the state to improve a highway interchange to accommodate the park's expected visitors, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal (December 23, 2010).

Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth (Hill and Wang, 2011), a graphic introduction to evolution written by Jay Hosler and illustrated by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon.

Congratulations to Understanding Evolution!

NCSE is delighted to congratulate the Understanding Evolution website, which, with its companion website Understanding Science, received a Science Prize for Online Resources in Education award for 2010.

Update on the ark park

The controversy continues over the prospect of state tourism development incentives for Ark Encounter, the proposed creationist theme park in northern Kentucky.

Kitzmas cheer in the Philly Inquirer

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The Philadelphia Inquirer (December 20, 2010) commemorated the fifth anniversary of the verdict in Kitzmiller v. Dover, the case establishing the unconstitutionality of teaching "intelligent design" in the public schools, with a review of the trial and its consequences.

A new Gallup poll on evolution

A new Gallup poll on public opinion about evolution hints at a slightly higher rate of acceptance of evolution in the United States over the years.