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The year's antievolution legislation so far

The Guardian

"Four US states are considering new legislation about teaching science in schools, allowing pupils to be taught religious versions of how life on earth developed in what critics say would establish a backdoor way of questioning the theory of evolution," the Guardian (January 13, 2013) summarizes.

Darwin Day resolution in Congress

Rush HoltRush Holt

House Resolution 41, introduced in the United States House of Representatives on January 22, 2013, would, if passed, express the House's support of designating February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day, and its recognition of "Charles Darwin as a worthy symbol on which to celebrate the achievements of reason, science, and the advancement of human knowledge."

The Revisionaries on PBS

The Revisionaries

The Revisionaries — Scott Thurman's acclaimed documentary about the controversy over the Texas state board of education's efforts to undermine the scientific and historical integrity of the textbooks used in the state's public schools — is airing on PBS.

NGSS, take two

The second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards is available on-line — and your feedback is invited.

Two new polls on climate change

A pair of new polls offers insights on public opinion about climate change.

Creationists in trademark suit

Science Friday

The producers of the NPR show Science Friday filed a suit against the operators of a right-wing radio show that features a creationist segment, Real Science Friday, according to the New York Post (November 15, 2012).

Climate of Doubt on-line

Climate of Doubt

Climate of Doubt, the Frontline documentary on the promulgation of climate change denial that aired on October 23, 2012, is now available on-line. The documentary focuses on how, over the last four years, climate change deniers mobilized, framed their tactics, and undermined public and political acceptance of the global scientific consensus on climate change.

Climate change in the American mind: September 2012

Yale climate poll 2012

Encouraging news about the level of public acceptance of climate change in the United States is at hand.

On the road again with NESCent

The Darwin Day Roadshow is returning! The Roadshow is a project of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, in which NESCent staff shares their enthusiasm for evolutionary science with students, teachers, and the general public on the occasion of Charles Darwin's birthday, February 12.

A new poll on climate change

Almost three in four of Americans accept recent global warming, according to a new poll conducted for the Washington Post and Stanford University — but only three in ten agree that it is mainly due to human activity.

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