2009

11.23.2009
E. O. WilsonE. O. Wilson

"Darwin, the Origin, and the Future of Biology" is a celebration, sponsored by the British Council and the Open University, of the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species — and it will be available to watch on-line!

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11.20.2009
Kenneth R. MillerKenneth R. Miller

Kenneth R. Miller appeared on a news segment on CNN (November 20, 2009), challenging the misleading claims about Darwin offered in Ray Comfort's "special introduction" to the Origin of Species.

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11.19.2009

If you recently picked up a copy of Ray Comfort's edition of On the Origin of Species—the edition with the "special" introduction by Comfort calling Darwin a racist and claiming Adolf Hitler was Darwin's most famous "student"—get protection!

First, download the NCSE Safety Bookmark. Carefully open the book past Comfort's intro, turn to page 59 for Darwin's introduction, insert the bookmark, and start reading!

Your brain will thank you.

To see the bookmark in action, watch our special safety video.

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11.18.2009

Just how wrong is creationist Ray Comfort about Darwin, evolution, the fossil record, Hitler, and more? Read our handy guide to Comfort's transgressions. View the PDF.

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11.17.2009

What's wacky about Ray Comfort's "special" introduction to On the Origin of Species? What special precautions should you take before reading the "special" introduction? And why is Ray Comfort bananas? Our NCSE Safety Video has the scoop! View the video here.

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11.16.2009

Does Darwin's On the Origin of Species need a special introduction? Creationist Ray Comfort thinks so. On Thursday, November 19, mere days before the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's Origin, Comfort plans to distribute free copies of Origin at colleges and universities across the U.S. and (on the 24th) in Canada.

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11.16.2009
E. O. WilsonE. O. Wilson

Hear E. O. Wilson and Everett Mendelsohn discuss "Frontiers of Evolution" on-line! Starting at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) on November 24, 2009, a panel of scientists led by Wilson and Mendelsohn will discuss Darwin's legacy and the frontiers of evolutionary biology, as part of the 150th anniversary Origin of Species lecture series, hosted by The Reading Odyssey and the Darwin 150 project — and the whole event will be webcast live.

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11.13.2009

Adding to the celebrations of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, New Scientist enlisted Steve Jones to summarize Darwin's masterpiece.

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11.13.2009
Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. Scott

Videos of two recent events featuring NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott are now available on-line. First, from WOSU Public Media in Columbus, Ohio, there's "In the Beginning — Explanations from Science and Religion," a panel discussion featuring Scott, Francisco Ayala, and Denis O. Lamoureux, hosted by National Public Radio's Neal Conan. Second, from the American Humanist Association in Washington DC, there's "Evolution v. Creationism: The Politics, the Science, the Debate," a panel discussion featuring Scott, Barbara Forrest, and Kenneth R. Miller. Tune in and enjoy!

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11.10.2009

As November 24, 2009, the sesquicentennial anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, approaches, celebrations are continuing around the country and around the world, as well as in the literature and on the internet.

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