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Print Edition Contents: 28 (4)

Reports of the National Center for Science Education
Title: 
Contents
Volume: 
28
Issue: 
4
Year: 
2008
Date: 
July-August
Page(s): 
2

NEWS

  1. Louisiana Enacts a New Creationist Law
    Joshua Rosenau
    A perspective on the history of and major players behind the so-called Louisiana Academic Freedom Act.
  2. MnCSE Honors Ken Hubert
    Randy Moore
    A state organization supporting science education honors a teacher who stepped up to oppose creationism in the public school classroom.
  3. Polling Creationism in Canada
    As in the US, about half of respondents seem committed to an evolutionary explanation of life on earth, but there are significant differences compared to polls taken south of the border.
  4. Updates
    News from Arizona, California, Iowa, Ohio, South Dakota, and Texas.

NCSE NEWS

  1. News from the Membership
    What our members are doing to support evolution and oppose pseudoscience wherever the need arises.

MEMBERS' PAGES

  1. Ask About Evolution Before Election Day
    Stan Braude
    From local school boards to federal nominees, positions on science, and particularly evolution, should be a part of the public record. Too often, concerned citizens simply neglect to ask the candidates.
  2. Books: The Evolutionary Reference Desk
    Where to go for comprehensive resources on evolution and anti-evolutionism.
  3. NCSE On the Road
    Check the calendar here for NCSE speakers.

ARTICLES

  1. From the World-Wide Flood to the World Wide Web: Creationism in the Digital Age
    Stephen C Burnett
    When people want to learn about evolution, the first stop is often a search engine that identifies websites with appropriate information. While the situation has improved somewhat, these searches often return creationist sites when a user searched for information about evolution.

FEATURES

  1. Evolution in the Sunshine State:The Fight over Evolution in the State Science Education Standards
    Brandon Haught
    Before final approval, the Florida State Board of Education inserted the phrase "scientific theory of" before the word "evolution" in its science education standards. Evolution is now a part of the Sunshine Standards, but it was not without a struggle.
  2. Calvin Meets the Hominins: A Brief History of Creationism in South Africa
    LW Retief
    Although it shares conservative theological roots with its North American counterpart, creationism in South Africa is also flavored by colonial history and political movements.

BOOK REVIEWS

  1. Darwin Strikes Back: Defending the Science of Intelligent Design by Thomas Woodward
    Reviewed by Jason Rosenhouse
  2. Secularism & Science in the 21st Century edited by Ariel Keysar and Barry A Kosmin
    Reviewed by Lawrence S Lerner
  3. Beyond the Firmament: Understanding Science and the Theology of Creation by Gordon J Glover
    Reviewed by Stephen Matheson
  4. Intelligent Design Versus Evolution edited by Louise Gerdes
    Reviewed by Michael K O'Sullivan