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Antievolution bill imminent in Montana

A Montana legislator, Clayton Fiscus (R-District 46), is preparing to introduce a bill purporting to "emphasize critical thinking in instruction related to controversial scientific theories on the origin of life" such as "biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, random mutation, natural selection, DNA, and fossil discoveries." 

Antievolution legislation in Oklahoma

Senate Bill 665 (document), styled the Oklahoma Science Education Act, is the third antiscience bill of the year.

RNCSE 35:1 now on-line

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

Congratulations to David Morrison

David Morrison. Photo by Sgerbic, via Wikimedia Commons.NCSE is pleased to congratulate David Morrison, who received the 2015 Education Prize from the American Astronomical Society.

Indiana's antiscience bill in the news

"Call it a back-door approach to failed attempts to chip away at state standards on teaching evolution and to bring creationism into the public school classroom," wrote the Lafayette, Indiana, Journal and Courier (January 20, 2015), referring to Senate Bill 562, which if enacted would deprive administrators of the ability to prevent teachers from miseducating students about "scientific controversies."