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.

09.21.2017

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South Korea is not going to have a creationist heading a new ministry. Park Seong-jin, nominated to head the newly created ministry of small and medium venture business in South Korea, withdrew himself from consideration for the post, according to KBS World Radio (September 15, 2017), after the National Assembly adopted a hearing report finding him unfit for the post.

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02.03.2017

House Bill 1485, introduced in the Texas House of Representatives on February 2, 2017, is the fourth antiscience bill of the year, joining similar bills in Indiana, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.

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01.20.2017

Senate Bill 393 (PDF), styled the Oklahoma Science Education Act, is the latest antievolution bill in the Sooner State.

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12.29.2016

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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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12.14.2016

The Serengeti Rules coverNCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Sean B. Carroll's The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters (Princeton University Press, 2016).

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12.05.2016

Ann Reid

NCSE's executive director Ann Reid was featured in Scientific American's report "Trump's First 100 Days: Science Education and Schools" (December 5, 2016).

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12.04.2016

A milestone: there are now over 180,000 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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12.01.2016

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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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11.28.2016

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The Tuesday following Thanksgiving is emerging as Giving Tuesday, a national day of charity and generosity at the beginning of the holiday season. On this Giving Tuesday — November 29, 2016 — please consider supporting NCSE and its important work to defend the integrity of science education by donating generously. (Your donations, as always, are tax-deductible!) And please share the appeal with your friends and family.

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11.22.2016

Ann Reid

NCSE's executive director Ann Reid was interviewed by Tania Lombrozo for NPR's 13.7 Cosmos and Culture blog (November 21, 2016) about the implications of a Trump presidency for climate change education.

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11.15.2016

Cover of Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to KnowNCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Joseph Romm's Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2016).

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11.14.2016

On November 14, 2016, the Supreme Court declined (PDF, p. 2) to review COPE et al. v. Kansas State Board of Education et al., thus bringing the case to a decisive end. At issue was Kansas's adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards, which, according to the plaintiffs-appellants, "establish[ed] and endorse[d] a non-theistic religious worldview" in violation of the Constitution.

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11.07.2016

Ralph J. CiceroneRalph J. Cicerone, immediate past president of the National Academy of Sciences, died on November 5, 2016, at the age of 73, according to a memorial notice from the Academy.

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10.31.2016

With the addition of Steven G. Allen on October 18, 2016, NCSE's Project Steve attained its 1400th signatory.

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10.27.2016

Giants of the Lost World

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Donald R. Prothero's Giants of the Lost World: Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Monsters of South America (Smithsonian Books, 2016).

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10.26.2016

Jason R. Wiles

NCSE is pleased to congratulate Jason R. Wiles on receiving the Evolution Education Award for 2016 from the National Association of Biology Teachers and the Excellence in Teaching Award for 2016 from the Association of College and University Biology Educators.

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10.24.2016

A sampling of Jack T. Chick's antievolution writings.

Jack T. Chick, the author and publisher of numerous fundamentalist cartoon tracts, died on October 23, 2016, at the age of 92, according to the Facebook page of Chick Tracts.

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10.18.2016

One of the 2014 boats running Lava Falls

In a column published in the November 2016 issue of Scientific American, Steve Mirsky continues to relate his excursion through the Grand Canyon with NCSE.

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10.11.2016

Pew Research Center

A new survey from the Pew Research Center suggests, "Political fissures on climate issues extend far beyond beliefs about whether climate change is occurring and whether humans are playing a role ... These divisions reach across every dimension of the climate debate, down to people's basic trust in the motivations that drive climate scientists to conduct their research."

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10.07.2016

Insanity, someone once observed, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. And yet creationists, climate change deniers, and their fellow travelers propose the same old bills (with a new coat of paint) year after year attacking evolution and climate change education specifically, and science education generally.

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10.04.2016

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NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth: Can Noah's Flood Explain the Grand Canyon, edited by Carol Hill, Gregg Davidson, Tim Helble, and Wayne Ranney (Kregel Publications, 2016). 

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09.28.2016

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Writing in the Guardian (September 28, 2016), two members of Congress — Mike Honda (D-California, District 17) and Edward J. Markey (D-Massachusetts) — incisively presented the case for their Climate Change Education Act, currently under consideration in both houses of Congress.

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