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Antiscience bill on the Pennsylvania horizon

Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania legislator is seeking cosponsors for a bill that would allow public school students to assess "the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories," the Philadelphia Inquirer (August 4, 2013) reports.

William J. Guste Jr. dies

William J. GusteWilliam J. Guste Jr.William J. "Billy" Guste Jr., who served for twenty years as the attorney general of Louisiana and who assiduously defended the state's Balanced Treatment for Creation-Science and Evolution-Science in Public School Instruction Act, died on July 24, 2013, at the age of 91, according to the obituary in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (July 25, 2013).

YouGov poll on evolution

A new poll from YouGov suggests (PDF) that in the United States the level of public acceptance of creationism and the level for support for teaching creationism in the public schools are down.

Eugenie C. Scott to receive Houdini award

Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. ScottNCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott is to be inducted into the Independent Investigation Group's Houdini Hall of Honor, according to a July 20, 2013, press release from the IIG.

Polling evolution down under again

A national survey reveals that one in eleven Australians does not believe in evolution — and three in eleven think that humans lived at the same time as dinosaurs.

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