Reports of the National Center for Science Education

Print Edition Contents: 28 (2)


  1. Evolution Comes to Florida's Science Standards
    Joshua Rosenau
    The progress, detours, and final destination of the new science education standards in Florida.
  2. Anti-Evolution Legislation in the Bayou State
    Eugenie C Scott and Glenn Branch
    In Louisiana, where they never seem to learn from the past,"academic freedom" anti-evolution legislation appears headed for a floor vote.
  3. A Setback for the ICR in Texas
    Glenn Branch
    When the Institute for Creation Research resettled in Dallas recently, it needed to have its graduate program reaccredited. But its master's degree program in science education was recently denied certification by Texas education officials.
  4. Updates
    News from Alabama,Arizona, California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Northern Marianas Islands, Ohio, and Texas.


  1. News from the Membership
    What our members are doing to support evolution and oppose pseudoscience wherever the need arises.
  2. NCSE Thanks You
    Our members, friends, and supporters are generous with their money, as well as with their time and talents. A special thank you for those who gave a little extra.


  1. Critical Analysis for Real
    Andrew J Petto
    Citical analysis beyond the anti-evolution slogans.
  2. Books: Dreaming of a White Kitzmas
    Books about the Kitzmiller trial and from the expert witnesses for the plaintiffs.
  3. NCSE On the Road
    Check the calendar here for NCSE speakers.


  1. The OOPSIE Compromise — A Big Mistake
    Eugenie C Scott and Glenn Branch
    When some parents object to evolution in the science curriculum, schools are often tempted to let their children "opt out" of that portion of the course. Here is why that is a bad idea.
  2. Hacking and I
    Glenn Branch
    When a book reviewer separates today's "anti-Darwinists" from their creationist roots, Glenn Branch sets him straight.


  1. A Natural History of Time by Pascal Richet
    Reviewed by G Brent Dalrymple
  2. Hollow Earth: The Long and Curious History of Imagining Strange Lands, Advanced Civilizations, and Marvelous Machines Below the Earth's Surface by David Standish
    Reviewed by Ken Feder
  3. Darwin's Gift to Science and Religion by Francisco Ayala
    Reviewed by Michael R Dietrich
  4. In the Beginning: Fundamentalism, The Scopes Trial, and the Making of the Antievolution Movement by Michael Lienesch
    Reviewed by Kevin C Armitage
  5. Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins by Carl Zimmer
    Reviewed by Pat Shipman
  6. The Wonderful Adventures of Nat Selleck and Eva Lou Shinn in Sci Fi Land: A Spoof on Evolution and Natural Selection by A Nonimous
    Reviewed by Nicolaas Rupke