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 evolution.
  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 legitimacy?
  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