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12.10.2010

Selected content from volume 30, number 4, of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on NCSE's website.

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12.09.2010

Explore the Grand Canyon with Scott, Newton, and Gish! Seats are now available for NCSE's next excursion to the Grand Canyon — as featured in The New York Times (October 6, 2005).

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12.06.2010

The chorus of support for the teaching of evolution continues, with statements from seven science departments at colleges and universities throughout the country.

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11.22.2010
Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. Scott

NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of a further batch of videos featuring NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott to NCSE's YouTube channel.

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11.19.2010

There's still time to vote for NCSE, if you're a Working Assets/Credo Mobile customer.

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11.12.2010

A milestone: there are now over 10,000 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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11.05.2010

The chorus of support for the teaching of evolution continues, with statements from the Australian Museum, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and the Museum of the Earth.

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11.05.2010

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Brian Switek's Written in Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature (Bellevue Literary Press, 2010).

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11.01.2010

NCSE is pleased to announce the debut of NCSE's Recursos en español — the most popular articles from NCSE's website in Spanish translation.

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10.29.2010

Four years after its publication, Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design is Wrong for our Schools (Beacon Press, 2006), is still receiving praise from the reviewers.

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10.25.2010

Eugenie C. Scott's Evolution vs. Creationism (second edition: Greenwood Press, 2008 and University of California Press, 2009) was recommended by the International Society for Science and Religion as one of 250 central texts in the field of science and religion.

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10.18.2010

"Dispatches from the Evolution Wars: Shifting Tactics and Expanding Battlefields," a review article by NCSE's Glenn Branch, Eugenie C. Scott, and Joshua Rosenau, was published in Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics (2010; 11: 317-338).

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10.15.2010

The chorus of support for the teaching of evolution continues, with statements from the Association of Science-Technology Centers; Ecsite, the European Network of Science Centres and Museums; and NATHIST, the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History.

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10.15.2010

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Edward J. Larson's Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion (Basic Books, 1997; reissued with a new afterword, Basic Books, 2006).

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10.13.2010

The Orange County Register (October 12, 2010) devoted a second column to NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott's recent talk at Chapman University.

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10.12.2010

NCSE will be participating in the Science Expo of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, October 23 and 24, 2010, on the National Mall in Washington DC.

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10.11.2010

In Orange County, California, to give a talk at Chapman University, NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott was interviewed by the Orange County Register (October 11, 2010).

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10.01.2010

As the fiftieth anniversary of the film adaptation of Inherit the Wind approached, NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott discussed its enduring relevance with the Los Angeles Times (October 2, 2010).

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09.27.2010

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Char Matejovsky's Stones & Bones (Polebridge Press, 2007), with illustrations by Robaire Ream.

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09.24.2010
Steven NewtonSteven Newton

NCSE's Steven Newton was quoted in a USA Today story (September 24, 2010) about a new report on the economic importance of science education.

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09.14.2010

Reports of the National Center for Science Education will undergo a transformation in 2011. Starting with vol. 31, no. 1, articles, features, and reviews will appear on-line — and only on-line — at NCSE's website, http://ncse.com.

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09.07.2010
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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08.30.2010

Selected content from volume 30, number 3, of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on NCSE's website.

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08.26.2010
Steven NewtonSteven Newton

Writing at the Huffington Post (August 26, 2010), NCSE's Steven Newton debunked the latest round of "Darwin was wrong" sensationalism in the media.

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08.12.2010
Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. Scott

NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of a further batch of videos featuring NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott to NCSE's YouTube channel.

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