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 understanding.


  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