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
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