Science Is Constantly Evolving

Discover the latest in climate change and evolution education news.

September 23, 2019
Laurie Luckritz grew up in a religious household where she was taught not to believe in evolution—which makes the fact that she is now a graduate student in biology at the University of Central Missouri all the more noteworthy. She is one of six graduate students who make up our first cohort of…
September 20, 2019
NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch was interviewed for Olga Khazan's "I Was Never Taught Where Humans Came From," published on The Atlantic's website (September 19, 2019). In her public high school in Texas, Khazan relates, "We did not, to my recollection, learn much of anything about…
September 20, 2019
A new Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll surveyed teens as well as adults about their views on climate change. Asked, "Do you think human activity is or is not causing changes to the world's climate, including an increase in average temperature," 79 percent of adults and 86…
September 19, 2019
As well as working as a high school science teacher in Virginia, NCSE Teacher Ambassador Melinda Landry has facilitated district-wide professional development on how to use case studies to teach science curriculum. She has participated in multiple outreach and training events, including…
September 17, 2019
The trial of Adnan Oktar, the controversial Islamic creationist who publishes under the name Harun Yahya, started in Istanbul, Turkey, on September 17, 2019, according to the Associated Press (September 17, 2019). Through the Scientific Research Foundation (Bilim Arastirma Vakfi, or BAV), Oktar…
September 16, 2019
Americans generally acknowledge the reality of climate change, but remain split over the role of human activity and the existence of a scientific consensus, according to a new poll from CBS News (September 15, 2019), released as part of Covering Climate Now, a collaboration of more than 250 news…
September 6, 2019
As a new national curriculum is under development in Wales, a group of the United Kingdom's leading scientists and educators is calling for both increasing the amount of evolution in the curriculum and explicitly banning the teaching of creationism, according to the BBC (September 5, 2019). The…
August 29, 2019
NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch was interviewed for Clare Kittredge's "Should Climate Change Education in Schools Be Mandatory?" which appeared in AMC Outdoors (August 26, 2019). The article focuses on the recent attempt in Connecticut to require the teaching of climate change in the…
August 23, 2019
We held our second workshop for evolution teachers this summer at Michigan State University, and our first later in the same week on the nature of science at Clemson University. It was a busy week to say the least. It was also an extremely productive week. We were able to gather valuable input…

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