2011

03.29.2011

New Mexico's House Bill 302 died in committee on March 19, 2011, when the legislative session ended.

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03.28.2011

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer's Evolution, Creationism, and the Battle to Control America's Classrooms (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

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03.25.2011

A spokesperson for the Alabama Department of Education claims that creationism is presented in the state education standards.

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03.25.2011

The Indiana Department of Education explains its position on the teaching of evolution in the Hoosier State. A memorandum on the departmental website explains (PDF) that evolution is contained in the state science standards.

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03.23.2011
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NCSE is pleased to announce the winner of the Friend of Darwin award for 2011: Niles Eldredge.

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03.22.2011

Canada

A new national poll discussed in the Toronto Globe and Mail (March 21, 2011) indicates that 14 percent of Canadians think that God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years, while 19 percent think that humans evolved over time but through divine guidance and 58 percent think that humans evolved through natural selection.

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03.21.2011

Friend of Darwin award recognizes Eldredge's major contributions to the public understanding of evolution

 

Niles Eldredge has been making the case for evolution—explaining, defending, and expanding the scientific account of the history of life—for over 40 years.

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03.18.2011

Florida organizations concerned about the integrity of science education are expressing their opposition to Senate Bill 1854, which would, if enacted, amend a section of Florida law to require "[a] thorough presentation and critical analysis of the scientific theory of evolution" in the state's public schools.

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03.18.2011

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach — the new journal promoting the accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience — is now published.

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03.17.2011

Tennessee's House Bill 368 was passed on a 9-4 vote, with no testimony or discussion, at the House General Subcommittee of Education meeting on March 16, 2011.

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