David Baum, a biologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, corresponded with NCSE staff about a challenge he and his colleagues faced. He shared this account of his experience trying to publish research which, in part, attempted to put certain creationist claims to the test.

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The half-finished cupWhen we got married, my wife and I set aside part of the cup of wine traditional in a Jewish service, to be finished when marriage was available to everyone. Days before our wedding, Judge Vaughn Walker had struck down marriage segregation in California, but that decision was on hold until last year, when the Supreme Court sustained his ruling.

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A year and a half ago when I heard about a new Showtime series about human contributions to changing climate—Years of Living Dangerously—which aired its first episode this past week, my first thought was the classic 1982 Peter Weir film The Year of Living Dangerously.

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During her tenure at NCSE, Genie Scott often observed, "one priest in a backwards collar is worth a dozen scientists at a public hearing." For various reasons, religious leaders, and the voices of religious communities, have a special weight in politics, especially on matters of science education. Including pro-science religious voices as part of a coalition can be vital to the success of an effort. 

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