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New Challenges for Evolution Education

Five years after the Dover trial pushed intelligent design out of public school classrooms, how has evolution instruction fared?

  • February 28, 2011

Texas Messes with History

Long a proponent of including nonscientific creationism in the biology curriculum, the Texas State Board of Education last week further illustrated its willingness to sacrifice accuracy for ideology by excluding Thomas Jefferson from a list of influential historical figures. Steve Mirsky reports

March 15, 2010

Teachers Fail Evolution Education

Only a minority of high school teachers are effectively educating students about evolution, with many expressing personal views rather than the assigned curriculum. John Rennie comments

January 28, 2011

Science Societies Urge Education

A consortium of scientific societies wants the scientific community to get more involved in science education, including evolution--before it's too late. Steve Mirsky reports.

January 3, 2008

Texas vote moves evolution to the top of the class

The Texas Board of Education voted today by a 13-to-2 margin to change controversial language in the state's curriculum, making it harder for creationism to creep into public classrooms.

March 27, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Evolution wins a round in Texas education debate

The Texas Board of Education has tentatively adopted new teaching standards that would make it more difficult to teach creationism in Lone Star state schools.

January 23, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Happy 200th Birthday, Charles Darwin

The evolution of the most powerful idea in science, originated by a man who was born in Shrewsbury, England, on February 12, 1809. Here's how Darwin's theory survives, thrives and reshapes the world

February 11, 2009

Creationism Vs. Evolution

The controversy over evolution rages on. Win all your debates against creationists with the science in our special report.

September 10, 2008
Should Science Speak to Faith?

Should Science Speak to Faith?

Two prominent defenders of science exchange their views on how scientists ought to approach religion and its followers

July 1, 2007 — Lawrence M. Krauss and Richard Dawkins

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