Reports of the National Center for Science Education

Print Edition Contents: 25 (1-2)


  1. The Senator and the Science Committee
    Robert T Dillon Jr
    One South Carolina state senator's attempts to legislate the definition of science — and the effective opposition to his efforts.
  2. Your Official Program to the Scopes II Kansas Monkey Trial
    Tony Ortega
    The Kansas School Board pays to bring in "experts" ... from a creationist organization in Turkey!
  3. Address to the Haverford Township School Board on the Science Curriculum
    William A Wisdom
    A native son reminds the school board of the accomplishments made possible by a quality science curriculum.
  4. Updates
    News from Alabama, Alaska,Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina,Texas, and Virginia.


  1. News from the Membership
    Glenn Branch
    A sampling of our members' activities and accomplishments.
  2. NCSE Thanks You
    We gratefully acknowledge your continuing support.


  1. Starting Early: Preventing Misconceptions about Evolution Through Elementary Education
    Dina Drits
    What can young children learn about evolution — and when? Dina Drits studies students' preferences and progress in learning key concepts in evolution.


  1. My Trip Down the Rabbit Hole: Experiences as a Science Teacher in South Texas
    William J Gonzalez
    Even when state standards require teaching evolution, what really happens in the schools can be something quite different.
  2. Is Evolution Arkansas's "Hidden" Curriculum?
    Jason Wiles
    Are schools and educational programs keeping a low profile on evolution to avoid controversy?
  3. Evolution and Middle-Level Education: Observations and Recommendations
    Vince Sperrazza
    Reflections on students' reactions when teachers give evolution the full treatment.
  4. Nothing Wrong with Discussing Evolution in School
    Lisa Westberg Peters
    The author of an award-winning children's book on science tells her community what is right about teaching evolution.
  5. Teachers' Comments on Evolution Education
    Teachers share their experiences with evolution in the classroom on an NSTA forum.
  6. The Taboo Standard
    Marni Landry
    What happens when a graduate student tries to ask teachers questions about how they teach evolution? Sometimes administrators respond that the question is too controversial even to ask!


  1. Why Teach Evolution?
    Andrew J Petto
    Citizens in Dover PA and Grantsburg WI were faced with these common questions. Here are some answers.
  2. Books: Evo Edu
    Books that explore the value of teaching evolution and related topics.
  3. NCSE On the Road
    An NCSE speaker may be coming to your neighborhood. Check the calendar here.
  4. Letters
  5. Instructions for Contributors


  1. Missing Links: Evolutionary Concepts and Transitions Through Time by Robert A Martin
    Reviewed by Kenneth D Angielczyk
  2. A Heretic in Darwin's Court: The Life of Alfred Russel Wallace by Ross A Slotten
    Reviewed by Jane R Camerini
  3. An Elusive Victorian: The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace by Martin Fichman
    Reviewed by Charles H Smith
  4. Ancient Earth, Ancient Skies: The Age of the Earth and its Cosmic Surroundings by G Brent Dalrymple
    Reviewed by Timothy Heaton
  5. The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos is Designed for Discovery by Guillermo Gonzales and Jay W Richards
    Reviewed by William H Jefferys
  6. How Blind is the Watchmaker? Nature's Design and the Limits of Natural Science by Neil Broom
    Reviewed by C Kevin Geedey and Stephen B Hager
  7. Does God Belong in Public Schools? by Kent Greenwalt
    Reviewed by John Pieret