News from California, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey,Tennessee,Texas, the nation, and Australia.
- From Evolution to Global Warming in South Dakota
A legislative proposal borrows a tactic from the antievolution movement to attack what is taught about climate change.
- The Case of Mark Tangarone
A course proposal in the Darwin bicentennial year was turned down by a school district because “topics need to be altered this year to eliminate teaching of Darwin’s work and the theory of evolution.”
- Uproar over Evolution in Israel
The chief scientist in Israel’s Ministry of Education questions reliability of evolution and climate change. Sound familiar?
- News from the Membership
What our members are doing to support evolution and oppose pseudoscience wherever the need arises.
- Farewell, Susan
NCSE says goodbye to Susan Spath.
- Americans’ Scientific Knowledge and Beliefs about Human Evolution in the Year of Darwin
George F Bishop, Randall K Thomas, Jason A Wood, and Misook Gwon
Americans’ knowledge about evolution often conflict with their beliefs. It is not uncommon for people to hold contradictory views.
Address to the National Academy of Sciences
Eugenie C Scott
Remarks to the NAS on receiving the Public Welfare Medal.
Moore, Moore, Moore, and More
This issue’s book section features the works of authors named Moore — many of whom you have met on these pages.
NCSE On the Road
Check the calendar here for NCSE speakers.
- Mary Anning: Fossil Hunter
Made famous in the tongue-twister “She sells seashells by the seashore,” this ordinary woman made a huge impact on paleontology in her very short life.
Teaching Evolution in Muslim States: Iran and
Saudi Arabia Compared
Elise K Burton
Both governments and their schools are under strict religious oversight, but the differences in how they teach science, and especially evolution,may surprise you.
PEOPLE & PLACES
George McCready Price
The father of the “Flood geology” that underlay the emergence of “scientific creationism” in the 1960s.
- The Natural Selection
by Ona Russell
Reviewed by Susan Branch
- One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary
Adventures of Charles Darwin
by Kathryn Lasky
Reviewed by Kate Miller
- Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature
by Robin Brande
Reviewed by Laurel Saiz
- Optical Allusions
by Jay Hosler
Reviewed by T Ryan Gregory
- The True Adventures of Charley Darwin
by Deborah Heiligman
Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith
by Carolyn Meyer
Reviewed by Anne H Weaver
- The Greatest Show on Earth:
The Evidence for Evolution
by Richard Dawkins
Reviewed by Douglas Theobald
- The Scopes Trial:
The Battle Over Teaching Evolution
by Stephanie Fitzgerald
Reviewed by Carrie Sager