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Polling school library bans on evolution

Sixteen percent of respondents to a recent poll agreed that books that discuss evolution should be banned from school libraries.

Darwin Day resolution in Congress

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House Resolution 81, introduced in the United States House of Representatives on February 9, 2011, would, if passed, express the House's support of designating February 12, 2011, 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."

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.

Darwin and Scopes in new poll on knowledge of religion

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

What Darwin Never Knew

"What Darwin Never Knew" — a NOVA documentary on the burgeoning science of evolutionary developmental biology — will air on December 29, 2009, on public broadcasting stations around the country.

Evolution in a new Harris poll

A recent Harris poll included questions on evolution and creationism, with unsurprising results.

Religion in the Public Schools

A new book published by Americans United for Separation of Church and State offers educators and families detailed information about the law governing religion and the public schools — and the topic of teaching evolution is not neglected.

Creation finds distributor

The new film about Darwin, Creation, will be distributed in the United States after all, according to a story in the Hollywood Reporter (September 24, 2009).

Darwin's Darkest Hour

Darwin's Darkest Hour — a new drama about Darwin's decision to publish his work on evolution — will air on October 6, 2009, on public broadcasting stations around the country.

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.

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