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A new chair for the Texas state board of education

On July 10, 2009, Governor Rick Perry (R) named Gail Lowe to chair the Texas state board of education. Lowe replaces Don McLeroy, who failed to win confirmation from the Texas Senate on May 28, 2009.

Views on evolution among the public and scientists

"Nearly all scientists (97%) say humans and other living things have evolved over time," while only 61% of the public agrees, according to a new report (PDF, p. 37) from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

Opinions on evolution from ten countries

A recent international survey (PDF) conducted by the British Council investigated awareness of Darwin, acceptance of evolution, and attitudes toward evolution and faith.

Paleontologists dismayed by Creation "Museum"

Paleontologists took a trip to Answers in Genesis's Creation "Museum" — and were dismayed, unsurprisingly, by what they saw.

In the light of evolution III

A special supplement to the June 16, 2009, issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled "In the light of evolution III: Two centuries of Darwin" is now freely available.

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach — the new journal aspiring to promote accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience — is now available on-line. Taking transitional forms as its theme, the issue positively teems with exciting paleontology.

Verdict against critic of creationism

James CorbettJames Corbett

A teacher's description of creationism as "superstitious nonsense" was ruled to violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment by a federal judge in a decision in C. F. et al. v. Capistrano Unified School District et al., issued on May 1, 2009.

Creationist legal dispute resolved

Ken Ham of AiG and Carl Wieland of CMIKen Ham of AiG and Carl Wieland of CMI

Answers in Genesis and Creation Ministries International have agreed to settle their legal dispute, issuing a joint statement reading, "Each ministry is now focused on its respective mission, having put this dispute behind them."

ICR sues THECB

The Institute for Creation Research Graduate School filed suit over the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's decision to deny the ICR's request for a state certificate of authority to offer a master's degree in science education.

Consequences of the flawed standards in Texas?

Since the March 2009 decision of the Texas state board of education to adopt a set of flawed state science standards, media coverage has increasingly emphasized the possible consequences.

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