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Those crafty creationists just won't let up. Since they can't get their way in the courts or state legislatures, their new tactic is to attack the curriculum itself, from science standards to textbooks, forcing teachers to teach science the creationist way.

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USA Science & Engineering Festival expo features 1500 exhibits, 75 stage shows, and infinite fun


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New resource for scientists, researchers, educators, the press, and concerned citizens


Check out NCSE's new web page devoted to surveys, polls, and relevant reports. The aim is to track public opinion about evolution, creationism, religion, and related issues.

The page:

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"Friends of Darwin" take center stage


They came from Texas. Big, brawny men, with big, brawny brains. They had a mission: To make evolution education safe for kids throughout the Republic of Texas.

These three men—David Hillis, Gerald Skoog and Ron Wetherington—stood tall for evolution!

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"Wear sunscreen--and trust your brain!"


That's just some of the sage advice that NCSE's executive director Dr. Eugenie C. Scott passed along to graduates at the University of Missouri on Saturday, May 15. Dr. Scott was at UM to not only deliver a commencement speech, but to receive an honorary doctorate celebrating a career devoted to defending the teaching of evolution in the public schools.

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Will 2010 be the Year of Science Denial?


Science deniers, creationists, and their fellow travelers aren't just targeting evolution. Now they're turning their sights on global warming.

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Which creationist was the most nauseating?


When it comes to dissing evolution (and science in general) there's no lack of volunteers. How to decide which among them is the worst?

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Dr. Eugenie C. Scott Joins Carl Sagan, C. Everett Koop in National Academy of Sciences honor


The National Academy of Sciences has named Dr. Eugenie C. Scott the latest recipient of the NAS Public Welfare Medal. She joins an elite club that includes Carl Sagan, C. Everett Koop, David Packard, and Vannevar Bush.

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"Creation", the new film about Darwin starring Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, premieres on Friday, January 22, in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, Boston, and Washington, DC.

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