2017

05.22.2017

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"The percentage of U.S. adults who believe that God created humans in their present form at some time within the last 10,000 years or so — the strict creationist view — has reached a new low," reports Gallup (May 22, 2017).

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05.22.2017

On May 19, 2017, the Idaho state department of education released (PDF) a draft revision of five science education standards addressing climate change and human impact on the environment.

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05.15.2017

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A recent controversial petition challenging the teaching of evolution and calling for the teaching of creationism in the schools and universities of Serbia is apparently going to be ignored. 

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05.12.2017

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With the 2017 legislative season nearing its end, Nature (May 12, 2017) turned to consider the year's spate of antiscience bills. 

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05.11.2017

Scientific American logoNCSE's Glenn Branch and Ann Reid contributed a column — "50 Years Ago: Repeal of Tennessee's 'Monkey Law'" — to Scientific American's Observations blog (May 10, 2017).

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05.08.2017

House Bill 1485, which ostensibly would have provided Texas science teachers with the academic freedom to teach "the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesseses of existing scientific theories" covered in the state science standards, died in committee on May 8, 2017, when a deadline for bills to pass committee expired.

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05.05.2017

A Florida bill aimed at empowering taxpayers to object to the use of specific instructional materials in the public schools, with climate change and evolution clearly among the targets, is now headed to Governor Rick Scott's desk for a signature.

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05.03.2017

The Alabama Senate voted to adopt House Joint Resolution 78 (PDF) ion a voice vote on May 2, 2017, joining the Alabama House of Representatives, which voted to adopt the resolution in April 2017.

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05.02.2017

A Global Warming Primer coverNCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Jeffrey Bennett's A Global Warming Primer (Big Kid Science, 2016). 

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04.28.2017

Oklahoma's Senate Bill 393 (PDF), which would empower science denial in the classroom, failed to receive a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives on April 27, 2017, the last day on which it could do so, and is therefore blocked — for now.

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