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Voyaging with Darwin and RNCSE

HMS BeagleHMS Beagle

On August 29, 1831, Darwin received a letter broaching the idea of his sailing on the Beagle. After his father reluctantly decided to allow him to go and after Captain FitzRoy overcame his qualms about the troubling shape of the young naturalist's nose, Darwin embarked on a voyage around the world — and the rest is history. To celebrate the anniversary, NCSE is offering advance on-line publication of a handful of reviews on recent books about Darwin.

Project Steve: n > 1100

With the addition of Stephen D. Kinrade on August 25, 2009, NCSE's Project Steve attained its 1100th signatory.

NCSE and the Grand Canyon 2010

Explore the Grand Canyon with Scott and Gish! Seats are now available for NCSE's next excursion to the Grand Canyon — as featured in The New York Times (October 6, 2005).

Catching up with RNCSE

Selected content from volume 29, number 2, of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on NCSE's website.

Philosophers, creationists, and serious brainiacs

NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch's review of the updated edition of But Is It Science? The Philosophical Question in the Creation/Evolution Controversy (Prometheus Books, 2009) appeared in eSkeptic for August 12, 2009.

Evolving standards

How is evolution faring in state science education standards? NCSE's Louise S. Mead and Anton Mates pored over the latest standards in all fifty states.

Creation/Evolution now available on-line

NCSE is pleased to announce that the complete run of Creation/Evolution is now available in PDF form on the NCSE website.

Genie's summer reading

The journal Nature (2009; 460: 574-577) asked a number of scientists — including NCSE's Eugenie C. Scott — for their recommendations for summer reading.

Sean B. Carroll to receive prize from SDB

Sean B. CarrollSean B. Carroll

NCSE Supporter Sean B. Carroll is to be awarded the Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize for 2009 from the Society for Developmental Biology, at the society's sixty-eighth annual meeting, held July 23-27, 2009, in San Francisco.

Eugenie C. Scott interviewed in Science News

NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott was interviewed by Science News about the need for scientists to watch their language when talking about evolution and the nature of science.