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 publication.
  7. A New Standard in Florida: Evolution is Fundamental
    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 Kingdom.


  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, & Evolution 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