NASA officials demand Big Bang be called a "theory"; national parks selling creationist books; teachers pressured to teach creationism
Oakland, March 25
Over 50 scientific societies representing hundreds of thousands of American scientists today publicly urged the Texas Board of Education to support accurate science education. The board—dominated by creationists—has been embroiled in a debate over changes to the Texas science standards that could compromise the teaching of evolution.
Antievolution law proposed in Florida
OAKLAND, CA March 2
It's not a hurricane or even a tropical storm. But a small knot of ignorance is twisting through the Florida state senate.
Evolution is under attack across the U.S. Last year, the teaching of evolution was challenged in scores of schools. During the same period, six states introduced (and Louisiana passed) "academic freedom laws" that discredit evolution and smuggle creationist teachings into the classroom. (For more, go here).
Teaching of evolution still in danger; US economy in peril?
Will February 12th be a happy 200th birthday for Charles Darwin? Maybe not, says Glenn Branch, Deputy Director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) in an article that just appeared on the U.S. News & World Report web site.