The National Center for Science Education is the only national organization that specializes in defending the teaching of controversial issues (such as evolution and climate change) in public schools.

Because of our special expertise and experience, NCSE is often contacted by members of the press who are writing about the evolution/creationism controversy or about the teaching of global warming and other climate science issues that have come under political attack. Our staff can provide reliable information about creationism, evolution, climate change, and the state of science education in the United States.

If you need information, background, comments, or referrals to other sources, don't hesitate to contact us at media@ncse.com.

12.27.2013

NCSE's archives now contain three thousand books!

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12.26.2013

As 2013 draws to a close, NCSE would like to thank its Supporting Organizations for their generous assistance during the year. 

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12.13.2013

NCSE's archives house a unique trove of material on the creationism/evolution controversy, and we regard it as part of our mission to preserve it for posterity — as well as for occasions such as Kitzmiller v. Dover, where NCSE's archives helped to establish the creationist antecedents of the "intelligent design" movement. And we are beginning to amass a similar trove of material on disputes over climate change education. We cordially invite you now to help NCSE's archives keep up-to-date by purchasing books for NCSE through our wish list at Amazon.com.

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12.10.2013

Explore the Grand Canyon with NCSE! Reservations are still available for NCSE's next excursion to the Grand Canyon — as featured in the documentary No Dinosaurs in Heaven.

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12.09.2013

The Accidental Species

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Henry Gee's The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

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12.06.2013

NCSE is pleased to announce the second of a new series of on-line workshops aimed at broadening and deepening the networks that make our work possible. The workshop focuses on lobbying policymakers — legislators, members of state boards of education, members of local school boards, and the like — and features NCSE's Josh Rosenau, the ACLU's Dena Sher, and Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education's Vic Hutchison.

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12.02.2013

Church & State coverNCSE's outgoing executive director Eugenie C. Scott was interviewed for the December 2013 issue of Americans United for Separation of Church and State's magazine Church & State.

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11.29.2013

Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. Scott

NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of a further batch of videos to NCSE's YouTube channel.

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11.25.2013

Evolution: Education and Outreach

"Old wine in new bottles" (PDF), a review of Jeffrey P. Moran's American Genesis by NCSE's Glenn Branch, was just published in Evolution: Education and Outreach.

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11.22.2013

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

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11.21.2013

What can citizens like you do to respond when science education comes under attack? How can you and other concerned citizens organize to fight back? What can you do to prevent attacks on science education in your community? NCSE is pleased to announce the first of a new series of on-line workshops aimed at broadening and deepening the networks that make our work possible. The workshop begins at 3:00 p.m. Pacific time (6:00 p.m. Eastern time) on November 25, 2013, and spaces are still available, so register now!

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11.20.2013

Ann Reid

"Ann Reid has been a researcher, a policy wonk, and a program manager. In January, she will put on a new hat — as first responder to attacks on science education," reported Science Insider (November 20, 2013), taking notice of NCSE's announcement of Reid's appointment as its new executive director, succeeding Eugenie C. Scott.

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11.18.2013

Ann Reid

NCSE is pleased to announce that Ann Reid will be the new executive director of NCSE. Reid succeeds Eugenie C. Scott, who served as executive director for twenty-seven years, 1986 to 2013.

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11.13.2013

Shaping Humanity

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of John Gurche's Shaping Humanity: How Science, Art, and Imagination Help Us Understand Our Origins (Yale University Press, 2013).

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11.08.2013

Genie Scott to retire; Ann Reid to take the reins

Ann Reid is joining NCSE as Executive Director, starting January 2, 2014. She will replace Eugenie C. Scott, who has led NCSE in fighting the good fight for science education for 27 years.

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11.06.2013

A milestone: there are now over 30,000 fans of NCSE's Facebook page. Why not join them, by visiting the page and becoming a fan by clicking on the "Like" box by NCSE's name?

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11.04.2013

Leonard KrishtalkaLeonard Krishtalka

NCSE congratulates Leonard Krishtalka for becoming the namesake of Nyctitherium krishtalkai, "a fossilized 50-million-year-old insect-eating mammal, about the size of a shrew or small hedgehog," according to a press release issued on October 28, 2013, by the University of Kansas.

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10.21.2013

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Donald R. Prothero's Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future (Indiana University Press, 2013).

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10.08.2013

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

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10.07.2013

Photograph: Peg SkorpinskiNCSE is delighted to congratulate Randy W. Schekman for receiving the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

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10.04.2013

GeneWatch coverNCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch contributed "Bad Science: Genetics, as Misread by Creationism" to GeneWatch (pp. 29-30), the magazine of the Council for Responsible Genetics.

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10.04.2013

The Tangled Bank, second editionNCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of the second edition of Carl Zimmer's The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution (Roberts and Company, 2013).

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10.03.2013

Evolution: Education and Outreach

"Kentucky's A-minus defense of evolution" (PDF), by NCSE's Glenn Branch, was just published in Evolution: Education and Outreach.

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10.01.2013

Are you concerned about the integrity of science education in the United States? Are you worried about efforts to undermine the teaching of evolution and climate change? Are you willing to work with your neighbors to defend and improve the quality of science education in formal and informal education?

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09.25.2013

Evolution: Education and Outreach

"Peking, Piltdown, and Paluxy: Creationist Legends about Paleoanthropology" (PDF), by NCSE's Glenn Branch and Eugenie C. Scott, was just published in Evolution: Education and Outreach.

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