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08.29.2017

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Park Seong-jin, nominated to head the newly created ministry of small and medium venture business in South Korea, is in the news on account of his affliation with the Korea Association for Creation Research, reports the Korea Times (August 29, 2017).

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12.31.2012
Carl R. WoeseCarl R. Woese

The distinguished microbiologist Carl R. Woese died on December 30, 2012, at the age of 84, according to the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois.

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12.21.2012
Cold Cash, Cool Climate

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Jonathan Koomey's Cold Cash, Cool Climate: Science-Based Advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs (Analytics Press, 2012).

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12.19.2012

The Orleans Parish School Board "OK'd policies that prohibit the teaching of creationism or so-called 'intelligent design' in its half-dozen direct-run schools, or the purchasing of textbooks that promulgate those perspectives," according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune (December 18, 2012).

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12.14.2012

A pair of new polls offers insights on public opinion about climate change.

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12.14.2012

House Bill 285, prefiled in the Texas House of Representatives on December 14, 2012, would, if enacted, add a provision to the state's education code providing, "An institution of higher education may not discriminate against or penalize in any manner, especially with regard to employment or academic support, a faculty member or student based on the faculty member's or student's conduct of research relating to the theory of intelligent design or other alternate theories of the origination and development of organisms."

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12.14.2012

Need a perfect holiday gift? Explore the Grand Canyon with NCSE! Spaces 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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12.13.2012

The new chair of the Kentucky Senate Standing Committee on Education "has no intention of using his new role to help push his personal belief in creationism into the curriculum of public schools," reports the Louisville Courier-Journal (December 12, 2012).

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12.12.2012

Climate change is included in the new set of state social studies standards for Nebraska — but in a way that misrepresents the scientific consensus on global climate change.

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12.10.2012

Indiana's newspapers are reacting to the prospective antievolution bill in Indiana.

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12.07.2012

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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12.07.2012
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NCSE's Minda Berbeco contributed "Getting the Science Right: Teaching Climate Change in the Classroom" to California Classroom Science, a publication of the California Science Teachers Association.

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12.04.2012

The expected antievolution bill in Indiana appears to have mutated.

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12.03.2012

Louisiana's controversial voucher program was ruled to violate the Louisiana state constitution, the Baton Rouge Advocate (December 3, 2012) reports.

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11.30.2012

"All free schools will be forced to present evolution as a comprehensive and central tenet of scientific theory," the Guardian (November 29, 2012) reported, "following lobbying by senior scientists concerned that Christian-run institutions could exploit loopholes in the rules to present creationism as a credible theory."

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11.29.2012

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach — the new journal promoting the accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience — is now published. The theme for the issue (volume 5, number 4), edited by Bruce S. Lieberman, is biogeography.

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11.28.2012

A trial in a state court over Louisiana's controversial voucher program began on November 28, 2012, reviving the issue of the state's funding of schools that teach creationism.

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11.26.2012

A Montana legislator is preparing a bill to require the teaching of "intelligent design" along with evolution.

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11.20.2012
Once We All Had Gills

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Rudolf A. Raff's Once We All Had Gills (Indiana University Press, 2012).

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11.19.2012
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NCSE's Joshua Rosenau's invited essay "Science Denial: A Guide for Scientists" was published in Trends in Microbiology 2012;20(12):567-569.

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11.16.2012
Science Friday

The producers of the NPR show Science Friday filed a suit against the operators of a right-wing radio show that features a creationist segment, Real Science Friday, according to the New York Post (November 15, 2012).

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11.14.2012
Carl ZimmerCarl Zimmer

NCSE offers its congratulations to Carl Zimmer for winning the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award for 2012 in the large newspaper category.

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11.12.2012

Efforts to undermine the teaching of evolution are likely to be revived in the Indiana legislature, according to a columnist for the Lafayette Journal and Courier (November 10, 2012).

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11.08.2012
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Molleen Matsumura, a former employee of NCSE, died on October 30, 2012, at the age of 64.

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11.05.2012
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NCSE is delighted to congratulate J. William Schopf on receiving the Paleontological Society Medal, the most prestigious honor bestowed by the Paleontological Society, on November 4, 2012, at the Geological Society of America's annual meeting.

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