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Interim victory in California creationism case

The defendants in the ongoing case Association of Christian Schools International et al. v. Roman Stearns et al. won a legal victory when their motion for partial summary judgment was granted, and the plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment was denied, in a March 28, 2008, ruling from Judge S. James Otero.

California Academy of Sciences adds its voice for evolution


In its new official statement on evolution, adopted on March 28, 2007, the California Academy of Sciences reaffirmed that "Evolution is a central concept in modern science, including biology, geology, and astronomy.

Over in Roseville


The defendants in Caldwell v. Roseville Joint Union High School District et alia won a victory in court on September 7, 2007, when Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr. granted their motion for a summary judgment against the plaintiff, Larry Caldwell. In 2003 and 2004, Caldwell, a lawyer and parent in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville, California, sought to persuade the RJUHSD Board of Trustees to adopt his "Quality Science Education" Policy, which would have called for teaching "the scientific strengths and weaknesses" of evolution.

Eugenie C. Scott and Ken Miller honored by Exploratorium


NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott and NCSE Supporter Kenneth R. Miller were presented with the Exploratorium's Outstanding Educator's Award on April 4, 2007. The accomplishments for which they were honored were described in a press release:

Brown University Biology Professor, Dr. Kenneth Miller, is an expert in cell membrane structure and function. A prolific writer, Dr. Miller is the author of more than 50 scientific papers and reviews.

Matzke profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle


A brief profile of NCSE's Nick Matzke appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine (January 7, 2007), under the title "Nick Matzke, in the evolutionist's corner, faces each new challenge the creationists bring." Sam Whiting of the Chronicle introduces the profile with, "There are no microscopes at the National Center for Science Education in Oakland. They don't look at the small picture.

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