NCSE News / General Topics

06.30.2009

Paleontologists took a trip to Answers in Genesis's Creation "Museum" — and were dismayed, unsurprisingly, by what they saw.

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06.23.2009

A special supplement to the June 16, 2009, issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled "In the light of evolution III: Two centuries of Darwin" is now freely available.

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06.10.2009

New "Creationism and the Law" resource section debuts

OAKLAND, CA June 10, 2009

Looking for the legal skinny on the court cases that shaped the evolution vs. creationism landscape? NCSE's new "Creationism and the Law" page has the details on 17 key cases, from Scopes to Selman, that made a difference.

Click a case and you get a thorough summary; a list of source documents (typically PDFs, arranged in chronological order); links to relevant NCSE news stories, timelines, presentations; and links to third-party sources.

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06.08.2009

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach — the new journal aspiring to promote accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience — is now available on-line. Taking transitional forms as its theme, the issue positively teems with exciting paleontology.

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05.08.2009
James CorbettJames Corbett

A teacher's description of creationism as "superstitious nonsense" was ruled to violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment by a federal judge in a decision in C. F. et al. v. Capistrano Unified School District et al., issued on May 1, 2009.

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04.29.2009
Ken Ham of AiG and Carl Wieland of CMIKen Ham of AiG and Carl Wieland of CMI

Answers in Genesis and Creation Ministries International have agreed to settle their legal dispute, issuing a joint statement reading, "Each ministry is now focused on its respective mission, having put this dispute behind them."

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04.20.2009

The Institute for Creation Research Graduate School filed suit over the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's decision to deny the ICR's request for a state certificate of authority to offer a master's degree in science education.

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04.17.2009

Since the March 2009 decision of the Texas state board of education to adopt a set of flawed state science standards, media coverage has increasingly emphasized the possible consequences.

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04.14.2009

"Just in time for the bicentennial observance of Charles Darwin's birth, a new survey of Louisiana residents shows 40 percent of the respondents believe evolution is not well-supported by evidence or generally accepted within the scientific community," the Baton Rouge Advocate (April 14, 2009) reports.

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04.13.2009
John HoldrenJohn Holdren

John Holdren, the head of the White House Office of Science and Technology, told the ScienceInsider blog (April 8, 2009) that the recent adoption in Texas of a flawed set of state science standards was "a step backward."

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