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This has been a busy year for creationists. Since January, anti-science legislators in seven states have proposed nine bills attacking evolution and evolution education. Many are so-called "academic freedom" bills, like Tennessee's HB 368, which allows teachers to "help students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught." (For general background on academic freedom acts, go here.
Friend of Darwin award recognizes Eldredge's major contributions to the public understanding of evolution
Niles Eldredge has been making the case for evolution—explaining, defending, and expanding the scientific account of the history of life—for over 40 years.
Those crafty creationists just won't let up. Since they can't get their way in the courts or state legislatures, their new tactic is to attack the curriculum itself, from science standards to textbooks, forcing teachers to teach science the creationist way.
USA Science & Engineering Festival expo features 1500 exhibits, 75 stage shows, and infinite fun
"Wear sunscreen--and trust your brain!"
Will 2010 be the Year of Science Denial?
New resource for scientists, researchers, educators, the press, and concerned citizens
Check out NCSE's new web page devoted to surveys, polls, and relevant reports. The aim is to track public opinion about evolution, creationism, religion, and related issues.
"Friends of Darwin" take center stage
They came from Texas. Big, brawny men, with big, brawny brains. They had a mission: To make evolution education safe for kids throughout the Republic of Texas.
These three men—David Hillis, Gerald Skoog and Ron Wetherington—stood tall for evolution!