NCSE News / NCSE News and Updates

03.17.2010

NCSE's archives house a unique trove of material on the creationism/evolution controversy, and we regard it as part of our mission to preserve it for posterity — as well as for occasions such as Kitzmiller v. Dover, where NCSE's archives helped to establish the creationist antecedents of the "intelligent design" movement.

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03.05.2010

Selected content from volume 29, number 5, of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on NCSE's website.

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03.03.2010

Not content only to honor those who have valiantly defended the teaching of evolution in the public schools with its annual Friend of Darwin award, NCSE is introducing a new award: the UpChucky, bestowed on the most noisome creationist of the year.

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02.25.2010

NCSE is pleased to announce the winners of the Friends of Darwin award for 2010: David Hillis, Gerald Skoog, and Ronald Wetherington, all scientists in Texas who have fought for the integrity of science education in the Lone Star State.

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02.24.2010
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Two members of NCSE's staff, education project director Louise S. Mead and executive director Eugenie C. Scott, recently surfaced in the blogosphere — Mead with a guest post on the blog of the National Association of Biology Teachers, and Scott in a question-and-answer session on the La Ciencia y sus Demonios (Science and its Demons) blog.

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02.12.2010
Steven NewtonSteven Newton

Writing at the Huffington Post (February 12, 2010), NCSE's Steven Newton offered, in honor of Charles Darwin's 201st birthday, a list of five ways in which evolution is important to medical practice: improving the understanding of H1N1 and emerging diseases, HIV, vaccines, antibiotic resistance, and drug development.

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02.10.2010

A milestone: there are now over 5000 fans of NCSE's Facebook page. Why not join them, by visiting the page and clicking on the "Become a Fan" box by NCSE's name?

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02.01.2010
Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. ScottNCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott recently read from, and discussed, the second edition of her book Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction (University of California Press, 2009) in Albany, California — and video is now available on NCSE's YouTube channel. Additionally, she was recently interviewed for three different podcasts: The Skeptic Zone ("the podcast from Australia for science and reason"), Skeptically Speaking, and the Rational Alchemy blog. And if that's not enough, a talk that she gave on "Evolution versus Creationism" at Stanford University in 2008 is now available on-line.
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01.28.2010
Barbara ForrestBarbara Forrest

Barbara Forrest was profiled in the January 2010 issue of Church and State, published by Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

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01.11.2010

The National Academy of Sciences is to honor NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott with its most prestigious award, the Public Welfare Medal.

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