NCSE's latest in Evolution: Education and Outreach

04.13.2015

Evolution: Education and Outreach

"Wading into the Undeniable" (PDF), by NCSE's Stephanie Keep, Ann Reid, and Glenn Branch, was just published in Evolution: Education and Outreach. The essay criticizes Nicholas Wade's proposal, in his review for The Wall Street Journal of Bill Nye's book Undeniable (2014), to defuse controversies over the teaching of evolution by finessing the definition of "theory". "On inspection," Keep, Reid, and Branch charge, "Wade's proposal misidentifies the focus of the creationist objection to evolution, distorts the nature of science, and involves a blatant equivocation." 

Founded in 2008, Evolution: Education and Outreach seeks to promote the accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience. Starting with its first issue, NCSE regularly contributed a column under the rubric "Overcoming Obstacles to Evolution Education." In 2013, the journal became completely open access, and NCSE is now continuing to contribute "Overcoming Obstacles to Evolution Education" columns under the new system. The first five volumes of Evolution: Education and Outreach are now freely available as well.