NCSE was prominently featured in James Glanz's article "Montana Creationism Bid Evolves Into Unusual Fight," which appeared on Sunday, February 29, 2004, in The New York Times. Glanz's article focused on the phenomenon of organized grassroots resistance to antievolutionist attempts to compromise evolution education, taking the controversy in Darby, Montana, as a prime example. NCSE's role in advising and supporting groups such as Ravalli County Citizens for Science was noted: "Some of the groups take their leads from umbrella organizations like the National Center for Science Education in Oakland, Calif., which tracks the disputes and supports the teaching of mainstream evolution." Additionally, the article quoted NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott and mentioned NCSE's postdoctoral scholar Alan Gishlick's participation in a public forum in Darby sponsored by Ravalli County Citizens for Science.
March 1, 2004