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"Where on earth was the Garden of Eden?" NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch reviewed Brook Wilensky-Lanford's Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden (Grove Press, 2011) for eSkeptic (August 8, 2012).

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Skip EvansSkip Evans

Skip Evans, a former employee of NCSE, died on July 26, 2012, at the age of 49, according to a post at The Panda's Thumb blog (July 26, 2012).

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As the only national organization that is wholly dedicated to defending the teaching of evolution and climate change in the public schools, NCSE is the perfect place to find someone to speak to your organization or university about issues relevant to evolution and climate education and attacks on either or both.

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NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch's How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming (Dawn Publications, 2008), a book on climate change aimed at readers in grades 4 through 8.

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Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. Scott

NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of a further batch of videos to NCSE's YouTube channel. Especially noteworthy is Eugenie C. Scott speaking on "The public understanding of evolution and the KISS principle" at the University of Idaho in 2009, on the occasion of her receiving the first Stephen Jay Gould Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution.

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NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of David R. Montgomery's The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood (W. W. Norton, 2012).

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"What do creationists and climate change deniers have in common?" asks NCSE's Steven Newton, writing in the May 2012 issue of the American Geoscience Institute's magazine, Earth.

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NCSE is seeking to hire a second staff member to work on its new climate change initiative, which seeks to defend and support the teaching of climate change.

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NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

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Friend of Darwin award recognizes lifetime evolution educator, young grassroots activist


It's an age-old story—the master and the newcomer. The expert who has devoted decades to keeping students on the right path. And the new kid who throws himself into the battle for truth, beauty, and the sheer joy of challenging the status quo.

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