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11.14.2017

Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

 

Exclusive excerpt: "How Darwin found universal evolutionary truths in simple yet ingenious home-spun experiments." Author James T. Costa is a professor of biology at Western Carolina University, executive director of Highlands Biological Station, and a trustee of the Charles Darwin Trust.

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Endorsement
11.08.2017

Paranoid Science: The Christian Right's War on Reality

 

Exclusive excerpt: Inside the Christian Right's war on science. "A reliable and insightful guide to the fever swamps of evangelical science denial. A gripping, disturbing, and important contribution". Author Antony Alumkal is Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion at the Lliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado.

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07.20.2017

Teaching Evolution in a Creation Nation

 

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview of Teaching Evolution in a Creation Nation (University Of Chicago Press, 2016). The preview consists of chapter 3, "The Dog That Didn't Bark". Co-author Laats is associate professor of education and history at Binghamton University. Co-author Siegel is professor of philosophy at the University of Miami.

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Climate Change, Science, Taking Action
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06.22.2017

Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

 

Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

by Tim Flannery

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview of Tim Flannery's Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis (Grove Press, 2016). The preview consists of chapter 4, "How Are the Animals Doing?", and the Afterword. Tim Flannery is a scientist, explorer, conservationist, and author. From 2001 to 2013 he was Australia's climate commissioner.

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Science
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06.13.2017

Darwin's First Theory

Darwin's First Theory: Exploring Darwin's Quest for a Theory of Earth

by Rob Wesson

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview of Rob Wesson's Darwin's First Theory: Exploring Darwin's Quest for a Theory of Earth (Pegasus Books, 2017). The preview consists of chapter 14, "From Natural Selection to Plate Tectonics," which offers a personal and historical exploration of the connections between Darwin's travel and science and the development of

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Endorsement
08.12.2016

Presbyterian Church (USA) *

On June 22, 2016, the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) on a vote of 305-264 approved the following the following “Affirmation of Creation;” and approved its distribution electronically to all councils of the Presbyterian Church (USA) (synods, presbyteries, sessions) for their study, reflection and, where possible, their approval.

Affirmation of Creation

From early in its life the Christian church has affirmed metaphorically that God is the author of two books of revelation: the Book of Scripture (the Old and New Testaments) and the Book of

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Endorsement
08.12.2016

Biologists’ Statement on Teaching Evolution (1967) *

The following statement on the evidence for biological evolution, intended for supporting its teaching in public schools, was framed in connection with a debate on the matter held in Little Rock, Arkansas, last summer. (For an account of the occasion leading to the debate see American Biology Teacher, 1967.) Technically, at any rate, such teaching is still illegal in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. It is expected that a court in Arkansas will decide that this ban constitutes an infringement on academic freedom. However, so long as the conception of evolution is thought to be

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Endorsement
12.16.2015

Iowa Department of Public Instruction

The Controversy

In Iowa and other states, "creationism" has recently been advanced as an alternative to the theory of evolution. Attempts have been made to legislatively mandate "equal time" for creationist concepts in science classrooms, materials, and textbooks.

Interviews and surveys conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Instruction show that most Iowa religious leaders, science educators, scientists and philosophers contacted support the present patterns of teaching science in Iowa's schools. In addition, due to the nature of scientific and theological

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Endorsement
12.16.2015

Iowa Council of Science Supervisors

Because of the insistence that special creation be taught in Iowa science courses as an alternative concept to evolution, we, the Iowa Council of Science Supervisors, as representatives of the science educators in Iowa, make the following statement:

Science educators are responsible for interpreting the spirit and substance of science to their students. Teachers are bound to promote a scientific rationale based upon carefully defined and objective judgments of scientific endeavors. When conflicts arise between competing paradigms in science, they must be resolved by the

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Endorsement
12.16.2015

Maryland Association of Science Teachers

Position Statement:

The Maryland Association of Science Teachers and the Maryland Science Supervisors Association hereby affirm that biological evolution and scientific concepts of earth history should be taught in Maryland science classes. We support the position that evolution is, and should remain, a cornerstone concept in the science content standards adopted by the state of Maryland. We also support and agree with the positions stated by the National Science Teachers Association in its position paper The Teaching of Evolution, which is attached herewith, and with the

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