Reports of the National Center for Science Education

Print Edition Contents: 28 (3)


  1. Penn Kicks Off Year of Evolution
    A year-long exhibit in Philadelphia engages the resources of many science and education organizations for a bicentennial celebration of the meaning of Darwin's work for modern biology.
  2. Harun Yahya's Legal Troubles
    Taner Edis
    Like Al Capone with the IRS, this icon of Islamic creationism is in prison on charges unrelated to the activity that makes him famous.
  3. Updates
    News from Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina,Texas, Germany, and Turkey.


  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. A North American Field Guide: Identifying Anti-evolutionistii stealthus
    Cheryl Shepherd-Adams
    How can we spot a candidate or public official who is trying to keep his or her anti-evolutionism "under the radar"? Cheryl Shepherd-Adams allowed us to reprint these hints from her blog.
  2. Books: Mass Extinction is Forever
    Life has not always been easy on planet earth. Read about major setbacks in the history of life.
  3. NCSE On the Road
    Check the calendar here for NCSE speakers.


  1. Creationism Slips Into a Peer-Reviewed Journal
    Steven L Salzberg
    When a review article in Proteomics was previewed on-line, a number of readers noticed something peculiar.There were a number of creationist re-interpretations of data as well as what appeared to be extensive plagiarism.


  1. Good, Bad, and Lots of Indifferent: The State of State K–12 Science Education Standards
    Lawrence S Lerner
    A number of state science education standards underwent revisions in the last few years. Some did better, some did worse, and some belong in a category all their own.


  1. Teaching About Scientific Origins: Taking Account of Creationism edited by Leslie S Jones and Michael Reiss
    Reviewed by Kimberly Bilica
  2. Creation and Evolution: A Conference with Pope Benedict XVI in Castel Gandolfo compiled by Stephan Otto Horn and Siegfried Wiedenhofer
    Reviewed by Daryl P Domning
  3. The Evolving World: Evolution in Everyday Life by David P Mindell
    Reviewed by Andrew J Petto
  4. Making Sense of Evolution: The Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Biology by Massimo Pigliucci and Jonathan Kaplan
    Reviewed by Roberta L Millstein