News from California, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi,
New Jersey,Tennessee,Texas, the nation, and Australia.
From Evolution to Global Warming in South Dakota A legislative proposal borrows a tactic from the antievolution movement to attack what is taught about climate change.
The Case of Mark Tangarone Steve Newton A course proposal in the Darwin bicentennial year
was turned down by a school district because “topics
need to be altered this year to eliminate teaching of
Darwin’s work and the theory of evolution.”
Uproar over Evolution in Israel Glenn Branch The chief scientist in Israel’s Ministry of Education
questions reliability of evolution and climate change.
News from the Membership What our members are doing to support evolution and oppose pseudoscience wherever the need arises.
Farewell, Susan NCSE says goodbye to Susan Spath.
Americans’ Scientific Knowledge and Beliefs about Human Evolution in the Year of Darwin George F Bishop, Randall K Thomas, Jason A Wood, and Misook Gwon Americans’ knowledge about evolution often conflict with their beliefs. It is not uncommon for people to hold contradictory views.
Address to the National Academy of Sciences
Eugenie C Scott
Remarks to the NAS on receiving the
Public Welfare Medal.
Moore, Moore, Moore, and More
This issue’s book section features the works of
authors named Moore — many of whom you have
met on these pages.
NCSE On the Road
Check the calendar here for NCSE speakers.
Mary Anning: Fossil Hunter Shelley Emling
Made famous in the tongue-twister “She sells seashells
by the seashore,” this ordinary woman made a huge
impact on paleontology in her very short life.
Teaching Evolution in Muslim States: Iran and
Saudi Arabia Compared Elise K Burton
Both governments and their schools are under strict
religious oversight, but the differences in how they teach
science, and especially evolution,may surprise you.
PEOPLE & PLACES
George McCready Price
The father of the “Flood geology” that underlay the
emergence of “scientific creationism” in the 1960s.
The Natural Selection
by Ona Russell Reviewed by Susan Branch
One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary
Adventures of Charles Darwin
by Kathryn Lasky Reviewed by Kate Miller
Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature
by Robin Brande Reviewed by Laurel Saiz
by Jay Hosler
Reviewed by T Ryan Gregory
The True Adventures of Charley Darwin
by Deborah Heiligman Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith
by Carolyn Meyer Reviewed by Anne H Weaver
The Greatest Show on Earth:
The Evidence for Evolution
by Richard Dawkins
Reviewed by Douglas Theobald
The Scopes Trial:
The Battle Over Teaching Evolution
by Stephanie Fitzgerald
Reviewed by Carrie Sager