Mississippi's House Bill 586, which if enacted would have required "scientifically sound arguments by protagonists and antagonists of the theory of evolution" to be presented in the state's schools, died in committee on February 2, 2010, according to the legislative website.

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Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. ScottNCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott recently read from, and discussed, the second edition of her book Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction (University of California Press, 2009) in Albany, California — and video is now available on NCSE's YouTube channel. Additionally, she was recently interviewed for three different podcasts: The Skeptic Zone ("the podcast from Australia for science and reason"), Skeptically Speaking, and the Rational Alchemy blog. And if that's not enough, a talk that she gave on "Evolution versus Creationism" at Stanford University in 2008 is now available on-line.
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Carl ZimmerCarl Zimmer

NCSE offers its congratulations to Carl Zimmer for winning the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award for 2009 in the large newspaper category.

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Barbara ForrestBarbara Forrest

Barbara Forrest was profiled in the January 2010 issue of Church and State, published by Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

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NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of a chapter from the second edition of Douglas J. Futuyma's popular textbook Evolution (Sinauer Associates, 2009). The chapter is on natural selection and adaptation.

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