Reports of the National Center for Science Education

Print Edition Contents: 28 (1)



  1. Texas Education Official Forced to
    Resign Over Evolution

    Glenn Branch

    Chris Comer, a veteran state science administrator,
    was not sufficiently "neutral" regarding evolution
    and creationism.
  2. A Sorry State of Affairs

    Barbara Forrest

    Chris Comer had forwarded an e-mail from NCSE
    announcing a talk on ID by Barbara Forrest. The TEA
    reaction proves the point of her talk.
  3. The E-mail That Ended a Career

    Glenn Branch

    Hundreds of e-mails are sent from NCSE on a regular
    basis. Why did this one cause so much trouble?
  4. Explore Evolution: Notes from the Field

    Louise S Mead

    The newest entry in the "intelligent design" salvo is
    released.No surprises: both the science and the
    pedagogy are subpar.
  5. The German Anti-Darwin Industry:
    Twentieth Anniversary of a Multi-Media Business

    Ulrich Kutschera

    German anti-evolutionists celebrate the 20th
    anniversary of their premiere publication — now with
    multi-media support.
  6. Science, Evolution, and Creationism:
    A Welcome Defense of Evolution

    Glenn Branch

    The National Academy of Sciences releases a new,
    updated, and expanded version of its classic
  7. A New Standard in Florida: Evolution is

    Glenn Branch

    The process of adopting new standards for science
    education in Florida was contentious, but the "e-word"
    will now appear in the state science standards.
  8. Updates

    News from California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts,
    South Carolina, Texas, Switzerland, and the United


  1. News from the Membership

    Glenn Branch

    What our members are doing to support evolution and
    oppose pseudoscience wherever the need arises.
  2. NCSE's New Logo

    Carrie Sager

    The familiar "squashed spider" has been replaced.


  1. Reactions from the Press

    Chris Comer's forced resignation generated editorial
    comments across the country. Here is a sampling.
  2. Books: Stand Up for Human Evolution

    Books about the biological history of humans and
    other primates.
  3. NCSE On the Road

    Check the calendar here for NCSE speakers.


  1. The Mysterious "Spheres" of Ottosdal, South Africa

    Paul V Heinrich

    A closer examination of supposedly inexplicable objects
    shows that they are neither as they were described nor all
    that mysterious ... to a competent geologist.


  1. Worlds of Their Own
    by Robert Schadewald

    Reviewed by David Morrison
  2. Science, Evolution, and Creationism
    by the National Academy of Sciences

    and Institute of Medicine

    Reviewed by David C Kopaska-Merkel
  3. Origins: A Reformed Look at Creation, Design, &

    by Deborah B Haarsma and Loren D Haarsma

    Reviewed by Rebecca J Flietstra
  4. The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate
    Forensic Record of Evolution
    by Sean B Carroll

    Reviewed by Louise S Mead
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