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06.19.2009

Scientific American names the 10 most important leaders in science and technology

Barack Obama and Bill Gates are in good company. The NCSE's Dr. Eugenie C. Scott joins Obama and Gates as members of the Scientific American 10 honor roll. This honor roll pays tribute to the ten people in the last year who have "demonstrated exceptional leadership and accomplishment in guaranteeing that future technologies will be applied to the benefit of humanity".

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06.16.2009
Peter M. J. HessPeter M. J. Hess

NCSE's Director of Religious Community Outreach Peter M. J. Hess contributed a guest column, entitled "West of Eden," to the Washington Post's on-line "On Faith" feature (June 16, 2009).

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06.16.2009

NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott spoke at the Evolution 2009 conference on June 12, 2009, and video of her lecture — "The Public Understanding of Evolution and the KISS Principle" — is now available on-line in RealPlayer format.

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06.15.2009

NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott was a guest on two radio programs recently, and both shows are available on-line.

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06.11.2009

Looking for the legal skinny on the court cases that shaped the landscape of the creationism/evolution controversy? NCSE's new Creationism and the Law resource provides the details on seventeen key cases, from Scopes to Selman, that made a difference.

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06.04.2009
Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. Scott

NCSE's executive director was interviewed (full text below) in the latest issue of Science under the headline "Eugenie Scott Toils in Defense of Evolution."

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06.02.2009

Writing in The Earth Scientist, the journal of the National Earth Science Teachers Association, NCSE's Steven Newton explains (PDF, pp. 30-33) in detail what's wrong with the new state science standards adopted in Texas in March 2009, focusing on the Earth and Space Science standards in particular.

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05.26.2009
Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. Scott

NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott is to be the first recipient of the Stephen Jay Gould Prize, awarded annually by the Society for the Study of Evolution "to recognize individuals whose sustained and exemplary efforts have advanced public understanding of evolutionary science and its importance in biology, education, and everyday life in the spirit of Stephen Jay Gould."

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05.22.2009

NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott will discuss the significance of Ida, the 47-million-year-old primate fossil dominating the headlines, on the Culture Shocks radio show on May 26, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

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05.21.2009
Joshua RosenauJoshua Rosenau

Writing in Seed, NCSE's Joshua Rosenau explains what the new Texas state science standards mean for science education nationwide.

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