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RNCSE Article
04.10.2017

What do Christians REALLY Believe about Evolution?

Recently a California teacher requesting help from NCSE wrote:

I am a high school biology teacher trying to find information on the official position of Christian denominations and other major world religions on evolution for use in my classes. I have many creationist students in my classes who assume anyone who believes in God agrees with the literal creationist beliefs on this. Can you help?

This teacher also felt he needed more information about the legal rights and responsibilities of teachers who are teaching evolution.

These are questions which arise for teachers

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Critique
10.20.2016

Kentucky Gets an Ark-Shaped Second Creation “Museum”

A Walkthrough and Review of the Ark Encounter

By Dan Phelps, President, Kentucky Paleontological Society

Ark Encounter
1 Ark Encounter Drive
(Off I-75 Exit 154, KY 36)
Williamstown KY 41097
(855) 284-3274

Hours & Pricing

Hours of operation (ET)

  • Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday Noon – 6 p.m.
  • Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

General admission

  • Adult $40.00
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Endorsement
08.12.2016

Presbyterian Church (USA) *

On June 22, 2016, the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) on a vote of 305-264 approved the following the following “Affirmation of Creation;” and approved its distribution electronically to all councils of the Presbyterian Church (USA) (synods, presbyteries, sessions) for their study, reflection and, where possible, their approval.

Affirmation of Creation

From early in its life the Christian church has affirmed metaphorically that God is the author of two books of revelation: the Book of Scripture (the Old and New Testaments) and the Book of

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Endorsement
08.12.2016

Biologists’ Statement on Teaching Evolution (1967) *

The following statement on the evidence for biological evolution, intended for supporting its teaching in public schools, was framed in connection with a debate on the matter held in Little Rock, Arkansas, last summer. (For an account of the occasion leading to the debate see American Biology Teacher, 1967.) Technically, at any rate, such teaching is still illegal in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. It is expected that a court in Arkansas will decide that this ban constitutes an infringement on academic freedom. However, so long as the conception of evolution is thought to be

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RNCSE Article
06.10.2016

RNCSE 36:1 Willing to Fight

In this issue find:

  • Willing to Fight: An Interview with Michael Mann
  • Place & Time: Canyon Ministries
  • A Challenge Accepted: Introducing NCSEteach
  • Building Grassroots Support for Science
  • and more...

 

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RNCSE Article
06.10.2016

RNCSE 36:2: What Are Kids Learning About Climate Change

In this issue find:

  • Taking the Temperature of Climate Change Education
  • Updates from across the country
  • What Does NCSE's Survey Mean For NCSEteach?
  • Science Booster Clubs: News from the First Expansion 
  • and more...
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Evolution
Informational
06.06.2016

How to Testify at a School Board Meeting

Here are some tips for appearing at school board meetings.

  1. Show up, stand up, and speak up. Elected school board officials respond to numbers, so try to get as many people as possible to attend the meeting-the school board must not think that opponents of evolution are the only voices in the community. Scatter yourself throughout the audience and applaud those on your side.
  2. Plan ahead. There is usually little time available for testifying. Avoid redundancy and ensure that all of your essential points are made by deciding which group
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Evolution
Informational
06.06.2016

Ten Tips for Writing a Letter to the Editor

Although most of the battle against creationism has focused on the political and legal battles over textbooks and curriculum development, it is important to remember that public opinion plays a major role in determining the material actually taught in biology classrooms. One inexpensive and effective way to educate the public on the nature of science in general, and evolution in particular, is through the editorial pages. Letters to the editor are widely read, and fundamentalists have long used letter campaigns to push their agenda. By promptly detailing the scientific errors in

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Evolution
Informational
06.06.2016

Ten Major Court Cases about Evolution and Creationism

1. In 1968, in Epperson v. Arkansas, the United States Supreme Court invalidated an Arkansas statute that prohibited the teaching of evolution. The Court held the statute unconstitutional on the grounds that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not permit a state to require that teaching and learning must be tailored to the principles or prohibitions of any particular religious sect or doctrine. (

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Climate Change
Informational
06.05.2016

Voices for Climate Change Education

Many leading scientific and educational groups have expressed support for teaching climate change in college, high school, grade school and informal settings. Here are some of their statements:

US Government

National Research Council of the National Academies of Science of the US,

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