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11.22.2010

A recent op-ed in The Scientist insists on the importance of evolution in biological and biomedical education.

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11.19.2010

In the wake of a recommendation to approve new high school biology textbooks despite the ongoing complaints about their presentation of evolution, columnists and editorialists in Louisiana are both rejoicing and calling on the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to heed the recommendation.

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11.16.2010
Morris GoodmanMorris Goodman

The distinguished evolutionary biologist Morris Goodman died on November 14, 2010, at the age of 85, according to the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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11.15.2010

A lawsuit over the canceled screening of a creationist film took a twist recently with the filing of a cross-complaint that charges the plaintiff with breach of contract, violation of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and fraud.

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10.25.2010
Sean CarrollSean Carroll

The annual Evolution Symposium at the National Association of Biology Teachers conference will be webcast live from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central) on November 5, 2010. Entitled "Molecular Insights into Classic Examples of Evolution," the symposium features four exciting speakers whose research in molecular evolution is revolutionizing our understanding of familiar and compelling examples of evolution.

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10.20.2010

Five years after Kitzmiller v. Dover, the case establishing the unconstitutionality of teaching "intelligent design" in the public schools, New Scientist (October 20, 2010) reports on the continuing aftermath, in Dover, Pennsylvania, and beyond.

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10.11.2010

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, which adopted a strong statement on "Evolution, Creation, and the Science Curriculum" in 1982, revised its statement (document) in 2005.

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09.28.2010

A new survey on American knowledge about religion included two questions relevant to evolution education.

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09.21.2010

The October 2010 issue of Discover commemorates the magazine's thirtieth anniversary by looking back at, among other things, the scientific debacles of the past three decades — including "intelligent design" — under the rubric "Who asked for that?"

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09.20.2010

The winners of the Stick Science cartoon contest, sponsored by Florida Citizens for Science, were announced on September 19, 2010.

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