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National Center for Science Education (NCSE)


Self Description

May 2005: "The NCSE was created to fight the dilution of evolutionary theory. With an annual budget of about $700,000, the California-based operation serves as a clearinghouse for worried teachers and citizen groups. Its Web site is stocked with news bulletins and teaching guides."

http://www.ncseweb.org/

Third-Party Descriptions

February 2007: Eugenie C. Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, a private group on the front line of the battle for the teaching of evolution, said fundamentalists who capitalized on secular credentials “to miseducate the public” were doing a disservice.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/12/science/12geologist.html

May 2005: "The NCSE was created to fight the dilution of evolutionary theory. With an annual budget of about $700,000, the California-based operation serves as a clearinghouse for worried teachers and citizen groups. Its Web site is stocked with news bulletins and teaching guides."

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/ content/article/2005/05/04/AR2005050402022.html

Relationships

RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Dr. Eugenie C. Scott Ph.D. Person Feb 16, 2007

Articles and Resources

Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at:
Jun 04, 2008 Opponents of Evolution Are Adopting New Strategy

QUOTE: Now a battle looms in Texas over science textbooks that teach evolution, and the wrestle for control seizes on three words. None of them are “creationism” or “intelligent design” or even “creator.” The words are “strengths and weaknesses.”

New York Times
Feb 12, 2007 Believing Scripture but Playing by Science’s Rules

QUOTE: "In theory, scientists look to nature for answers to questions about nature, and test those answers with experiment and observation. For Biblical literalists, Scripture is the final authority.... The conflicts arise often these days, particularly as people debate the teaching of evolution"

New York Times
May 05, 2005 Teachers, Scientists Vow to Fight Challenge to Evolution: Creationists Seek Curriculum Change; Kan. Education Hearings Open Today

QUOTE: Alarmed by proposals to change how evolution is taught, scientists and teachers are mobilizing to fight back, asserting that educational standards are being threatened...

Washington Post