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The third issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach

The third 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.

Ken Miller on Science Friday and Colbert Report


NCSE Supporter Kenneth R. Miller will appear June 13, 2008, on the second hour of the nationally broadcast NPR program Science Friday to discuss his new book, Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul, of which Michael Ruse writes, "Ken Miller's new book, Only a Theory, is everything we have come to expect from him -- informed, witty, and above all deeply serious about matters of concern to us all.

"Evolution and Creationism in America's Classrooms"


A noteworthy new paper reports on a national survey of high school biology teachers concerning the teaching of evolution. According to Michael B.

The Geological Society of London adds its voice for evolution


In a statement issued on April 11, 2008, the Geological Society of London denounced young-earth creationism, "creation science," and "intelligent design" as "a trespass upon the domain of science," and described the great age of the earth, the great age of life on earth, and evolution by natural selection as "long established beyond doubt," adding, "Close study of the structure and organisation of living animals and plants clearly indicates their common ancestry, and the succession of forms

Expelled producers accused of copyright infringement


On April 9, 2008, XVIVO, the animation company which produced an award-winning animation of "The Inner Life of the Cell," charged producers of a forthcoming "intelligent design" film with copyright infringement.

Call for Papers: Darwin's Reach


The Darwin's Reach conference will examine the impact of Darwin and Darwinian evolution on science and society in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Robert Darwin and the sesquicentennial of the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species. The central theme of this academic conference is an exploration of how Darwin's ideas have revolutionized our understanding of both the living world and human nature.

Judgment Day wins a Peabody Award


Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, the NOVA documentary about Kitzmiller v.

First Freedom First simulcast: March 26


"Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Separation of Church and State ... but Were Afraid to Ask!" -- a national simulcast sponsored by First Freedom First, a joint project of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and The Interfaith Alliance Foundation -- is coming to theaters around the country on March 26, 2008.

Newest Templeton Prize winner rejects "intelligent design"


The recipient of the 2008 Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities was Michael Heller, a Polish cosmologist and Catholic priest, currently Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at the Pontifical Academy of Theology in Krakow. John M.

Designing Darwin contest


Anticipating the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth and the sesquicentennial of the publication of the Origin of Species, the Outreach and Education Committee of the British Society for the History of Science is conducting a prize competition for original designs illustrating the significance of these anniversaries. Entries may take the form of posters, illustrated essays, or screensavers.

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