01.18.2019

“Charles Darwin has a posse” image © Colin Purrington. Source: http://colinpurrington.com/graphics/science/darwinposse

It's time to dust off your Darwin costume again: less than a month remains before Darwin Day 2019! Colleges and universities, schools, libraries, museums, churches, civic groups, and just plain folks across the country — and the world — are preparing to celebrate Darwin Day, on or around February 12, in honor of the life and work of Charles Darwin.

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“Teachers who don’t teach evolution aren’t actually teaching biology—they’re just playing a long game of Trivial Pursuit at the expense of their students,” says NCSE Teacher Ambassador Blake Touchet.

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01.15.2019

North Dakota's House Bill 1538 (PDF), which would allow the misrepresentation of science in the classroom, was filed on January 14, 2019, and referred to the House Education Committee.

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01.15.2019

Florida's Senate Bill 330, filed on January 14, 2019, would, if enacted, require "[c]ontroversial theories and concepts" discussed in science standards "[to] be taught in a factual, objective, and balanced manner."

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01.11.2019

Indiana's Senate Bill 373 would, if enacted, provide that "[t]he governing body of a school corporation may require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school corporation."

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