Reports of the National Center for Science Education

Print Edition Contents: 29 (4)



  1. Darwin Year in the Netherlands: A Time to Reflect
    Coen Brummer

    Though there is strong scientific and official
    support for evolution in the Netherlands,
    there are opponents, too. Both sides are using the
    Darwin bicentennial to rally their supporters.
  2. Updates

    News from Alabama, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma,
    South Carolina, and Texas.


  1. News from the Membership

    What our members are doing to support evolution
    and oppose pseudoscience wherever the need arises.
  2. NCSE Encourages Federal Scientific Integrity

    Joshua Rosenau

    Words of advice to the new staff and advisors of
    federal science policy and science-related programs
    and projects.
  3. NCSE Honors "Friends of Darwin" for 2006

    Glenn Branch

    We recognize outstanding efforts in promoting
  4. NCSE Thanks You

    Words of appreciation for all those who have
    supported NCSE financially in recent months.


  1. Unintelligent Design: Interview with Mark Perakh

    Glenn Branch

    Mark Perakh discusses his book, his scientific career,
    and his hopes and concerns about the future
    of scientific literacy.
  2. Whither "Intelligent Design" Creationism?

    Lawrence S Lerner

    With the constitutional door firmly slammed against
    IDC in Dover, which of the few remaining pathways
    will IDC proponents explore to try to claim
  3. "Intelligent Design": Wave of the Future or Ghost of the Past?

    Norman Sleep

    Once the dominant scientific framework,"intelligent
    design"was replaced because it was unproductive.
    Why go back there?


  1. What is "Intelligent Design" Creationism?

    An adaptation of a recent NCSE brochure that
    explores the basics of IDC.
  2. "Intelligent Design" On Trial

    These books explore and critique "intelligent design"
    creationism from a diversity of perspectives.
  3. NCSE On the Road

    Check the calendar here for NCSE speakers.


  1. People & Places: William Paley, 1743–1805

    Randy Moore

    This icon of 18th- and 19th-century natural
    philosophy was not the first to use a timepiece
    as a metaphor for arguments from design.


  1. Lost Explorers? Review essay of Exploring Evolution: The Arguments For and Against Neo-Darwinism
    by Stephen C Meyer, Scott Minnich, Jonathan Moneymaker and Paul A Nelson

    Reviewed by John Timmer
  2. Critique of Intelligent Design: Materialism versus Creationism from Antiquity to the Present
    by John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York

    Reviewed by Arthur McCalla
  3. Darwin Day in America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science
    by John G West

    Reviewed by Mark E Borrello
  4. Intelligent Design: Science or Religion? Critical Perspectives
    edited by Robert M Baird and Stuart E Rosenbaum

    Reviewed by Taner Edis
  5. The Devil in Dover: An Insider's Story of Dogma v Darwin in Small-Town America
    by Lauri Lebo

    Reviewed by Burt Humburg
  6. The Cell's Design: How Chemistry Reveals the Creator's Artistry
    by Fazale Rana

    Reviewed by Frank Steiner
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