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Female Large Ground Finch (Geospiza magnirostris) - Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Female Large Ground Finch (Geospiza magnirostris) - Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Jonathan Wells Battles Darwin’s Zombie Finches

On this ID The Future from the vault, Zombie Science author and biologist Jonathan Wells dissects some recent hype over Darwin’s finches, an icon of evolution that just won’t stay buried. Read More ›

Haeckel’s Bogus Embryo Drawings

Showtime Networks will air filmmaker Randy Olson’s fanciful evolution film Flock of Dodos, apparently not realizing that key parts of the film are so wildly inaccurate that they amount to a hoax.

Flock of Dodos makes a number of false assertions about scientists and institutions researching the theory of intelligent design, Read More ›

19 states get a bad grade for their teaching of evolution

More than one-third of the states (19) do an “unsatisfactory to dreadful job” of including evolution in public school science standards, including 12 states that shun the “E-word” and four that avoid the subject, says a study out Tuesday. The rest do “at least a satisfactory job,” says the study, “Good Science, Bad Science: Teaching Evolution in the States,” published Read More ›

Biology texts, state teaching policies criticized, defended

The teaching of biology is getting poor grades this year amid criticism of confusing textbooks and lackluster state science standards. Despite the complaints about materials, biology teachers are doing a fine job, said the president-elect of the National Association of Biology Teachers. “Our teachers are just excellent, and they work with what they have,” said Ann Lumsden, professor of biology Read More ›