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.

09.23.2013

Writing in Scientific American, NCSE's Eugenie C. Scott and Minda Berbeco warn that "a move is afoot to keep climate science out of classrooms."

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09.13.2013

A viewpoint column entitled "Defending Science Education: Climate as a Second Front for Biologists" (PDF), by NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch, appeared in the September 2013 issue of BioScience, published by the American Institute of Biological Sciences.

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09.03.2013

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Hunt Janin and Scott A. Mandia's Rising Sea Levels: An Introduction to Cause and Impact (McFarland & Company, 2012).

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09.03.2013

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NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott was profiled in the September 3, 2013, issue of The New York Times.

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08.22.2013

As the only national organization that is wholly dedicated to defending the teaching of evolution and climate change in the public schools, NCSE is the perfect place to find someone to speak to your organization or university about issues relevant to evolution and climate education and attacks on either or both.

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08.19.2013

NCSE launches its first blog

It was worth the wait.

After pondering the pros and cons of this newfangled "Internet" thing, NCSE has launched the Science League of America—our blog dedicated to defending the teaching of evolution and climate change. The blog is at www.ncse.com/blog

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08.19.2013

NCSE is pleased to announce the launch of its new blog, Science League of America.

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08.11.2013

Robert Martin, How We Do It

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Robert Martin's How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction (Basic Books, 2013).

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08.09.2013

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

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07.22.2013

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07.16.2013

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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07.15.2013

Life's Ratchet

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Peter M. Hoffmann's Life's Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos (Basic Books, 2012). The preview consists of the greater part of chapter 8, "The Watch and the Ribosome," in which Hoffman asks, "How do molecules evolve?" and replies, "Despite the histrionic debates in various American school boards, the mechanism of evolution is ... quite obvious when contemplated with an open mind." Hoffman addresses "irreducible complexity" and "the information challenge" in passing later in the chapter.

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07.12.2013
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The American Geophysical Union held a conference on "Communicating Climate Science: A Historic Look to the Future" — and NCSE was there in force.

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07.09.2013

NCSE is seeking to hire a new editor for Reports of the National Center for Science Education to replace Andrew J. Petto, who is retiring after more than sixteen years of editing RNCSE.

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07.02.2013
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NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott was interviewed by Inside Climate News (July 2, 2013).

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06.24.2013
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NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of a further batch of videos to NCSE's YouTube channel.

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06.20.2013

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.

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06.17.2013

The chorus of support for the teaching of evolution continues, with statements from two biology departments at universities in Oklahoma.

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06.04.2013

NCSE is seeking to hire a new executive director to replace Eugenie C. Scott, who is retiring after more than twenty-six years at NCSE's helm.

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06.03.2013

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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05.31.2013

The chorus of support for the teaching of evolution continues, with a statement from the American Federation of Teachers — Oregon, adopted in 2013.

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05.24.2013
The Dawn of the Deed

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of John A. Long's The Dawn of the Deed: The Prehistoric Origins of Sex (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

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05.18.2013
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NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science from Chapman University in recognition of her "work ... in advancing the public understanding and acceptance of evolution."

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05.16.2013
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Prompted by the announced impending retirement of NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott, the journal Nature devoted its May 15, 2013, editorial column to applauding NCSE's work.

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05.10.2013
Evolution vs. Creationism, second edition

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Eugenie C. Scott's Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction, second edition (Greenwood Press/University of California Press, 2009) in honor of her impending retirement as NCSE's executive director.

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