John HoldrenJohn Holdren

John Holdren, the head of the White House Office of Science and Technology, told the ScienceInsider blog (April 8, 2009) that the recent adoption in Texas of a flawed set of state science standards was "a step backward."

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Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. Scott

NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott appeared as a guest on the first hour of NPR's Science Friday show on April 10, 2009.

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Two projects to celebrate the Darwin anniversaries — the bicentennial of Darwin's birth and the sesquicentennial of the publication of On the Origin of Species — are soliciting video contributions.

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Florida Citizens for Science, a grassroots organization defending and promoting the integrity of science education in Florida, is sponsoring a cartoon contest!

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A few seats remain aboard NCSE's next excursion to the Grand Canyon — as featured in The New York Times (October 6, 2005). From July 3 to 10, 2009, NCSE will again explore the wonders of creation and evolution on a Grand Canyon river run conducted by NCSE's Genie Scott and Alan ("Gish") Gishlick. Call or write now: seats are limited.

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