RNCSE 31:4 now on-line


NCSE is pleased to announce the fourth issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education in its new on-line format. The issue — volume 31, number 4 — features a pair of articles on surveys of attitudes to evolution among preservice teachers: Hasan Deniz, Faruk Cetin, and Irfan Yilmaz's "Examining the Relationships among Acceptance of Evolution, Religiosity, and Teaching Preference for Evolution in Turkish Preservice Biology Teachers" and Hasan Deniz and Lisa A. Donnelly's "Preservice Secondary Science Teachers’ Acceptance of Evolutionary Theory and Factors related to Acceptance." For his regular People and Places column, Randy Moore discusses Cerro Tijeretas, Isla San Cristóbal — where Darwin first set foot on the Galápagos.

Plus a host of reviews of books on Darwin and evolution aimed at children, as well as a novel: Scott Hatfield reviews Jay Hosler's Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth; David C Kopaska-Merkel reviews Sandra Dutton's Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth; Stephanie LaMassa reviews Dean Koontz's Breathless; Louise S. Mead reviews two books on evolution (John Long's The Big Picture Book and Robert Winston's Evolution Revolution) and, separately, two books on Darwin (Mick Manning and Brita Granström's What Darwin Saw and Alice B. McGinty's Darwin: With Glimpses into his Private Journal & Letters, and Ben Roberts reviews Sandra Markle's Animals Charles Darwin Saw.

All of these articles, features, and reviews are freely available in PDF form from http://reports.ncse.com. Members of NCSE will shortly be receiving in the mail the print supplement to Reports 31:4, which, in addition to summaries of the on-line material, contains news from the membership, a regular column in which NCSE staffers offer personal reports on what they've been doing to defend the teaching of evolution, a new regular column interviewing NCSE's favorite people — members of NCSE's board of directors, NCSE's Supporters, recipients of NCSE's Friend of Darwin award, and so on — and more besides. (Not a member? Join today!)