Science Is Constantly Evolving

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September 27, 2019
Writing for Scientific American's Observations blog (September 27, 2019), NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch reviewed the spate of legislative measures in 2019 that threatened the integrity of science education. In his column, "Science Education Is Under Legislative Attack," Branch…
September 24, 2019
H. Res. 574, recently introduced in the House of Representatives, would, if adopted, express the House's support for "teaching climate change in public and private schools at all grade levels." The resolution observes that "there is a broad consensus among climate scientists that the human…
September 24, 2019
NCSE’s newest team member is Lin Andrews, who will serve as Director of Teacher Support beginning in late fall. Andrews comes to NCSE from the Independent School in Wichita, Kansas, where she rotates between teaching six different curricula, including AP and grade-level biology, anatomy, and zoo…
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
Longtime NCSE member Bruce Alberts is a renowned biochemist with a long list of lifetime achievements. Alberts was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama in 2014 and the Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science in 2016. Alberts served as editor in chief…
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