A Creationism Row in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Education Bureau considers
"exploring" scientific ideas and alternatives singling
out evolution. Scientists and educators responded.
News from California, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana,
Massachusetts, Missouri, the United Kingdom,
the blogosphere, and the world.
News from the Membership
What our members are doing to support evolution
and oppose pseudoscience wherever the need arises.
Scott versus Comfort
When US News & World Report set up an internet
debate between Eugenie Scott and the distributor of
a free "altered" version of Darwin's classic, readers
learned exactly why it is worth what they paid.
(Very Gradual) Change We Can Believe In
An NCSE member has a bright idea to tap into
popular culture, honor Darwin, and support NCSE.
NCSE Honors "Friends of Darwin" for 2007
All over the nation, people stand up for good
science. Here are some of the folks who made
a big difference in 2007.
Teaching the "E-Word" in Tennessee: Student
Misconceptions and the Persistence of
Andrew Kramer, Arthur C Durband, and
Daniel C Weinand
Ten years of surveying university students'
understanding of evolution shows that evolution
education "works": Students describe evolution more
accurately after taking more evolution-related courses.
The Effect of Viewing NOVA's Judgment Day:
Intelligent Design on Trial Docudrama on
College Students' Perception of "Intelligent
Design" and Evolution
Beth E Lueck and Greg Q Butcher
Before-and-after surveys of student responses to
questions about "intelligent design" show decreases
in support of ID and "don't know"answers.
Engaging the Controversy in Science Education:
Scientific Knowledge and Democratic Decisions
Rebecca P Lewis
Phillip Johnson said,"this is not about science"com
ment; for US public education, curriculum and educa
tional policies are made in the political arena.The
sciences need to be in that debate.
The State of High School Teachers'
Understanding of Evolution
RNCSE readers get a first look at new research
into how secondary biology teachers understand
evolution. Since most people have their last biology
instruction in high school, how their teachers
understand evolution is critical.
People & Places: Going Back to Glen Rose
After his previous column had gone to press, Randy
Moore had an opportunity for a visit to the new,
improved Creation Evidence Museum.
Why Teach Evolution?
An adaptation of a recent NCSE brochure that
explores basic issues in evolution education.
Teaching and Learning about Evolution
These books examine the science of evolution, and
teaching and learning about it.
NCSE On the Road
Check the calendar here for NCSE speakers.
by Ralph Colp Jr
Reviewed by Keith Thomson
Darwin's Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery
Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution
by Adrian Desmond and James Moore
Reviewed by John Waller
Darwin's Universe: Evolution from A to Z
by Richard Milner
Reviewed by Carol Anelli
The Genius of Charles Darwin
presented by Richard Dawkins
Reviewed by Timothy H Goldsmith
The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the
Growth of Modern Paleontology
edited by David Sepkoski and Michael Ruse
Reviewed by Kevin Padian
Some details that slipped by us in the editing
process of the previous issue of RNCSE.