2011

09.14.2011

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach — the new journal promoting the accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience — is now published. The theme for the issue (volume 4, number 3) is Material Cultural Evolution, edited by Anna Prentis.

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09.13.2011

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Richard Conniff's The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth (W. W. Norton, 2011).

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09.09.2011
Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. Scott

Over the Labor Day weekend, NCSE's YouTube channel achieved a landmark: its millionth view.

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09.07.2011

A recent Fox News poll (September 7, 2011) included a question about evolution and creationism.

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09.02.2011

The chorus of support for the teaching of evolution continues, with a statement on "Evolution, Creationism, Intelligent Design" from the Oregon Department of Education issued in 2007.

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09.02.2011
Niall ShanksNiall Shanks

The philosopher of science Niall Shanks died on July 13, 2011, at the age of 52, according to the Wichita State University Department of History.

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09.01.2011

A lawsuit against the California Science Center for canceling a screening of Darwin's Dilemma was settled in July 2011, the Associated Press reports (August 29, 2011), with neither side admitting wrongdoing.

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08.27.2011
Steve RandakSteve Randak

Steve Randak, a biology teacher highlighted in 2001's Evolution series on PBS, died on August 23, 2011, according to the Lafayette, Indiana, Journal and Courier (August 26, 2011).

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08.23.2011

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview of Geerat Vermeij's The Evolutionary World (Thomas Dunne Books, 2010). The preview consists of chapter 9, "Dispatches from a Warming World," in which Vermeij discusses the evolutionary consequences of a warming world.

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08.19.2011
James CorbettJames Corbett

Was it unconstitutional for a teacher to describe creationism as "superstitious nonsense"? In 2009, a federal district court ruled that it was, in C. F. et al. v. Capistrano Unified School District et al. But the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a decision (PDF) issued on August 19, 2011, overturned the district court's decision "to the extent it decided the constitutionality of any of Corbett's statements" while upholding its grant of qualified immunity to James Corbett, the teacher in question.

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