Science Is Constantly Evolving

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June 30, 2003
Margaret "Betsey" Ott, Instructor of Biology at Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX, has been elected President-Elect of the National Association of Biology Teachers. Betsey will assume the presidency in 2004. She is a long time NCSE member and supporter of evolution education. Other NCSE members who…
June 25, 2003
On June 23 the Louisiana Legislature adjourned its current session. Three proposed measures with anti-evolution implications died at that point. HCR50 and SB1125 never came up for consideration in their assigned committees. HB1782, forbidding the "printing and distribution of false or fraudulent…
June 19, 2003
June 19, 2003, is the 16th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Edwards v. Aguillard, which ruled that it is unconstitutional to require the teaching of "creation science" in the public schools…
June 18, 2003
Even before the committee that will draft Minnesota’s new science standards has been assembled, creationism has already become news. WCCO Channel 4 News in the Twin Cities has posted a story on its web site about the drafting of new standards, which mentions the potential upcoming controversy…
June 10, 2003
Three valued supporters of NCSE recently were honored. Brian J. Alters, the director of the Evolution Education Research Centre at McGill University, received the Faculty of Education Award for Distinguished Teaching from McGill University at its spring convocation on June 3. Francisco Ayala,…
June 9, 2003
On June 5 the South Carolina General Assembly adjourned its current session. Among the proposed bills killed by this action was S153, which had passed the Senate and was waiting for action in a House committee. As outlined in another story on this page, this bill would have established a 19-member…
June 5, 2003
The Texas Legislature adjourned on June 2, 2003. Two proposed bills with potential relevance for evolution education, HB 1172 and HB 1447, died at adjournment. Both bills were related to textbook adoption procedures and the state Board of Education. Either could have made it easier for pressure…
June 2, 2003
NCSE Supporter Dorothy Nelkin, who as a University Professor at New York University taught in the Department of Sociology and the School of Law, died on May 28, 2003. As a sociologist of science, Nelkin specialized in studying the often vexed relationship between science and society. Among the…
May 30, 2003
NCSE executive director Dr. Eugenie C. Scott will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree from one of Canada's premier institutions of higher learning, McGill University. The ceremony will take place on June 3, 2003, in Montreal, Canada. McGill's guidelines for the awarding of…

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