New praise for Not in Our Classrooms
Four years after its publication, Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design is Wrong for our Schools (Beacon Press, 2006), is still receiving praise from the reviewers. In the latest review, published in the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (2010; 4 : 228-250), Mark H. Dixon of Ohio Northern University writes (PDF):
The papers in this volume serve to reinforce what those who have had a rigorous science education have long known: there are no real scientific controversies at all about evolution as a process. The evidence is as unequivocal as scientific evidence can be — evolution is a discernible, testable, and verifiable scientific process. All that "intelligent design" proponents can do is to continue to sow confusion. While it is regrettable they are necessary, books like Not In Our Classrooms provide an accessible, illuminating, and most welcome perspective on the intelligent design movement.Edited by NCSE's Eugenie C. Scott and Glenn Branch, Not in Our Classrooms contains essays by Scott, Nicholas J. Matzke and Paul R. Gross, Martinez Hewlett and Ted Peters, Jay D. Wexler, Brian Alters, and Branch, as well as a foreword by the Reverend Barry W. Lynn. Bill Nye the Science Guy recommends: "If you're concerned about scientific literacy, read this book."