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Arguments about Texas textbooks is really about another book – The Bible

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Last night was a public meeting on adopting biology and environmental sciences textbooks for Texas schools. The National Center for Science Education was there. Evolution debate again engulfs Texas board. The long-simmering battle over teaching evolution in Texas boiled over at a late-night meeting, as the Board of Education extended preliminary approval of new science…

Antiscience legislation proposed around the states

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The National Center for Science Education has a rundown of the anti-science efforts in state lawmaking bodies. As Robert Luhn of NCSE describe them, “Anti-science bills are popping up like daisies after a spring shower.” Two antiscience bills in Oklahoma | NCSE. Two antiscience bills, Senate Bill 758 and House Bill 1674, have been prefiled…

Kansas folks still clinging to creationist ideas for science class

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Kansas Headed for Another Debate Over Evolution Kansas is headed toward another debate over how evolution is taught in its public schools, with a State Board of Education member saying Wednesday that science standards under development are “very problematic” for describing the theory as a well-established, core scientific concept. Kansas is now among 26 states…

Tennessee Senate passes law biased against science education

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TN science bill protects teachers who allow debate over evolution | The Tennessean. The Tennessee Senate approved a bill Monday that would encourage teachers and students to debate evolution in the classroom, setting aside complaints that the measure would drag the state back onto the battleground over the teaching of creationism. Senators voted 24-8 to pass a…

Anti-science agenda revealed: Heartland Institute out to warp ideas about climate change (Updated: Who is responsible for the info)

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Leak exposes how Heartland Institute works to undermine climate science Libertarian thinktank keeps prominent sceptics on its payroll and relies on millions in funding from carbon industry, papers suggest The inner workings of a libertarian thinktank working to discredit the established science on climate change have been exposed by a leak of confidential documents detailing…

Climate change resistance in science education, and a welcome new NCSE initiative

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Climate change becomes a flash point in science education|LA Times. A flash point has emerged in American science education that echoes the battle over evolution, as scientists and educators report mounting resistance to the study of man-made climate change in middle and high schools. Although scientific evidence increasingly shows that fossil fuel consumption has caused…