NCSE's Branch discusses Kitzmiller with Church & State

The front page headline in the Harrisburg, PA, newspaper the day after the Kitzmiller verdict.

NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch was interviewed about the Kitzmiller v. Dover case — in which a federal court ruled in 2005 that teaching "intelligent design" in the public schools is unconstitutional — for the December 2020 issue of Church & State, the magazine of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Describing "intelligent design" as "the last gasp of the creationist strategy of balancing the teaching of evolution with the teaching of a creationist alternative," Branch applauded the improvements in evolution education over the fifteen years since Kitzmiller, citing the NCSE/Penn State survey of high school biology teachers conducted in 2019. But, he warned, "we're definitely not out of the creationist woods yet."

Also of interest in the same issue of Church & State is "Standing up for Separation and Science," which discusses Americans United's sustained involvement in both the Kitzmiller case and subsequent litigation and advocacy aimed at protecting the public schools from unconstitutional creationist intrusion. NCSE is repeatedly cited.

Glenn Branch
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Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE.

branch@ncse.ngo

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