National

07.15.2008

NCSE seeks a communications coordinator, who will be responsible for NCSE's overall communications strategy, reporting to the executive director. Tasks include:

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06.25.2008

Selected content from volume 27, numbers 3-4, of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on NCSE's website, featuring Joe Felsenstein's "Has Natural Selection Been Refuted? The Arguments of William Dembski." Felsenstein concludes, "Dembski argues that there are theorems that prevent natural selection from explaining the adaptations that we see. His arguments do not work. There can be no theorem saying that adaptive information is conserved and cannot be increased by natural selection. ...

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06.17.2008

The third issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach -- the new journal which aims to promote accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience -- is now available on-line.

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06.13.2008

NCSE Supporter Kenneth R. Miller will appear June 13, 2008, on the second hour of the nationally broadcast NPR program Science Friday to discuss his new book, Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul, of which Michael Ruse writes, "Ken Miller's new book, Only a Theory, is everything we have come to expect from him -- informed, witty, and above all deeply serious about matters of concern to us all.
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06.04.2008

Due to last-minute cancellations, there is a spot (and possibly two spots) open on NCSE's 2008 Grand Canyon excursion -- as featured in The New York Times (October 6, 2005). From July 30 to August 6, 2008, NCSE will again explore the wonders of creation and evolution on a Grand Canyon river run conducted by NCSE's Genie Scott and Alan ("Gish") Gishlick.

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05.29.2008


Beginning with the molecular origins of life and culminating with the latest findings on human evolution, eighteen of the world's leading experts reported on research spanning three billion years of evolution at a two-day symposium at Rockefeller University on May 1 and 2, 2008. Videos from the "From RNA to Humans" symposium were available on-line for everyone to view.

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05.21.2008

A noteworthy new paper reports on a national survey of high school biology teachers concerning the teaching of evolution. According to Michael B.
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05.20.2008

A nonprofit's archives track the rise and fall of attacks on evolution

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05.09.2008

Writing in the Boston Globe (May 8, 2008), Kenneth R. Miller blasts the creationist propaganda film Expelled, writing, "American science is in trouble, and if you wonder why, just go to the movies.

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05.06.2008

While legislatures focus on antievolution bills, a new video helps students see how evolution works

Oakland, California, May 6, 2008 -- As attacks on evolution education remain in the news, with proposed antievolution legislation in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, and Missouri in the headlines, a new video rebutting the basic premise of "intelligent design" creationism is now available on www.ExpelledExposed.com.

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