The past two weeks, I’ve been asking you on the Friday Forage to dive into the new website to find some of NCSE’s greatest historical writings. The first week’s forage had you searching for material on the Kitzmiller trial—kudos to Steve Bowden for foraging first! The next week’s forage was focused on NCSE’s position on science and religion. Congrats to Dan Hough for digging up that piece.

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Last week on Friday Forage, you had to explore NCSE’s new section on Legislation and Court Cases to meet our challenge. Kudos to the folks who found the Kitzmiller piece I was talking about. A prize is on its way!

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When I was a graduate student, I had the ambitious idea that in addition to my regular teaching load, classes, and research, I wanted to teach a course on evolution that centered on Darwin’s Origin of Species. I had read the Origin on my own a few years before, but was unable to find any other students that were interested in reading it with me or even talking about it. If I taught a class, I thought, I could build a book club around a text I really wanted to spend more time exploring.

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