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Print Edition Contents: 27 (3-4)

Reports of the National Center for Science Education
Title: 
Contents
Volume: 
27
Issue: 
3–4
Year: 
2007
Date: 
May–August
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2
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News

  1. The ICR Moves to Dallas
    In a recent issue of Acts & Facts, Henry Morris III explains the rationale and the impact of the move.
  2. Workshop on Teaching Evolution at the University of Colorado
    Sarah Wise and Matt Young
    A description of the program with advice to others interested in educational outreach on evolution.
  3. Updates
    News from Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Texas, Canada, and Turkey.

NCSE NEWS

  1. Comings and Goings
    Glenn Branch
    Changes in the home office as new staff arrive and others move on.
  2. News from the Membership
    What our members are doing to support evolution and oppose pseudoscience wherever the need arises.
  3. NCSE Thanks You for Your Generous Support
    We are grateful for the continuing support of our members and other contributors.

SPECIAL Grand Canyon Section

  1. NCSE 2007 Grand Canyon Raft Trip: “The Best Ever”
    Eugenie C Scott
    If you missed it, think about joining NCSE in 2008.
  2. Renewed Concern About Creationism at Grand Canyon National Park
    Glenn Branch
    Park employees and the scientific community are concerned, but there is little movement in reviewing creationist books or providing guidance to interpreters on evolution and geology.
  3. Dry Rot, Not Arson: National Park Service and Science
    Wesley R Elsberry
    NPS policy is contradictory on the inclusion of creationist perspectives in book sales and interpretive materials. It appears that the Service is not following its own guidelines for presentation of accurate scientific information.

MEMBERS’ PAGES

  1. Join Scott and Gish on a Creation/Evolution Tour of the Grand Canyon!
    Make your plans now for the 2008 “Two Models” tour.
  2. Books: Flooded by Information
    Books about geology, earth history, and the Grand Canyon.
  3. NCSE On the Road
    Check the calendar here for NCSE speakers.

ARTICLES

  1. Has Natural Selection Been Refuted? The Arguments of William Dembski
    Joe Felsenstein
    A close look at William Dembski's assertions about complexity, biological change, and evidence of design.
  2. Recurrence of the Same? “Intelligent Design” and the Biology Classroom
    Jason Borenstein
    Evaluating the claims of “intelligent design” proponents over the value of including ID in the biology curriculum.

FEATURES

  1. The Design Revolution? How William Dembski is Dodging Questions About “Intelligent Design”
    Mark Perakh
    Critics have posed numerous questions about Dembski’s models and use of mathematical and scientific concepts. But he seldom engages these critiques ... even when he does respond.
  2. Responding to ID in a Freshman College Class
    Jack Keyes and Nancy Broshot
    A constructivist approach to engaging students in the nature of scientific inquiry and challenges to evolutionary science.

BOOK REVIEWS

  1. Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel C Dennett
    Reviewed by John C Greene
  2. The Battle Over the Meaning of Everything by Gordy Slack
    Reviewed by Randy Olson
  3. 40 Days and 40 Nights: Darwin, Intelligent Design, God, OxyContin, and Other Oddities on Trial in Pennsylvania by Matthew Chapman Reviewed by Lauri Lebo
  4. Origins of Life: Biblical and Evolution Models Face Off by Fazale Rana and Hugh Ross
    Reviewed by Gary S Hurd
  5. Encyclopedia of Evolution by Stanley A Rice
    Reviewed by Tim M Berra
  6. An Introduction to Biological Evolution by Kenneth V Kardong
    Reviewed by Werner G Heim
  7. Fritz Müller: A Naturalist in Brazil by David A West
    Reviewed by Aubrey Manning
  8. The Man Who Found Time: James Hutton and the Discovery of the Earth’s Antiquity by Jack Repcheck
    Reviewed by William Parkinson
  9. Darwin in the Genome: Molecular Strategies in Biological Evolution by Lynn Helena Caporale
    Reviewed by Finn Pond