Reports of the National Center for Science Education

Print Edition Contents: 29 (1)



  1. Moves and Countermoves in Texas

    Glenn Branch

    Texas is one of the largest "textbook adoption"
    states, and its curriculum choices can have
    profound effects on what is available in texts
    throughout the nation. The Texas science
    education standards are being revised — but
    not without controversy!
  2. Updates

    News from California, Florida, Michigan, Ohio,
    Malta, and elsewhere.


  1. News from the Membership

    What our members are doing to support
    evolution and oppose pseudoscience wherever
    the need arises.


  1. Selected Works of Charles Robert Darwin

    This much abbreviated list illustrates Darwin's
    scientific contributions to a wide variety of
    important questions of his time.
  2. Books: Happy Birthday!

    These books celebrate Darwin's work and its lasting
    impact on modern science. Every purchase
    supports NCSE.
  3. NCSE On the Road

    Check the calendar here for NCSE speakers.


  1. Charles Darwin: Botanist

    Sara B Hoot

    Not only was Darwin's career about more than
    evolution, his work with plants revealed him to be
    both a first-rate botanist and a first-rate scientist.


  1. People & Places: Siccar Point

    Randy Moore

    Just as Darwin was about more than evolution,
    there is much more to evolution than Darwin.
    This is the first in a series of short notes that will
    examine the history of evolutionary science by
    visiting significant places and meeting littleknown
    people who contributed to our current


  1. Evolution Learning Community
    Encourages Dialog on Evolution at UNC Wilmington

    Dana Fischetti

    Learning communities provide a variety of
    opportunities for students and faculty to exchange
    ideas. The Evolution Learning Community at the
    University of North Carolina, Wilmington, engages
    the fundamental idea underlying all biology.
  2. Briscoe Geology Park

    Len Eisenberg

    Can a group of community volunteers turn an old
    school yard into an interactive exhibit of the
    history of life? You bet!


  1. More than Darwin: An Encyclopedia of the People and Places of the Evolution–Creationism Controversy
    by Randy Moore and Mark D Decker

    Reviewed by Glenn Branch
  2. Darwinian Detectives: Revealing the Natural History of Genes and Genomes
    by Norman A Johnson

    Reviewed by Rebecca L Cann
  3. Negotiating Darwin: The Vatican Confronts Evolution, 1877–1902
    by Mariano Artigas, Thomas F Glick, and
    Rafael A Martínez

    Reviewed by Peter MJ Hess
  4. Darwin and the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation
    edited by Richard H Robbins and Mark N Cohen

    Reviewed by Andrew J Petto
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