Birds of a feather flock together
In China we can criticize Darwin, but not the government; in America, you can criticize the government, but not Darwin!
NCSE defends the integrity of science education against ideological interference. We work with teachers, parents, scientists, and concerned citizens at the local, state, and national levels to ensure that topics including evolution and climate change are taught accurately, honestly, and confidently.
There is no scientific debate about the fundamentals of evolution. Life evolves; species descend with modifications from other species.
The National Center for Science Education is not affiliated with any religious organization or belief.
The National Center for Science Education ... defends the teaching of evolutionary biology and opposes the teaching of religious views in science classes in America's public schools. ... The NCSE ... helps to coordinate the activities of people fighting creationists. NCSE also opposes intelligent design and other "alternatives" to evolution.
...high schools are required to teach the scientific consensus in any field. Evolution is the overwhelming scientific consensus... The panelists suggested a number of helpful websites: The University of California Museum of Paleontology; The Talk.Origins collection of articles and essays that offer a mainstream scientific view on evolution and creationism; The Panda's Thumb; And the Clergy Letter project which offers a mainstream religious explanation of how evolution and faith can co-exist.
The primary reason for this archive's existence is to provide mainstream scientific responses to the many frequently asked questions (FAQs) that appear in the talk.origins newsgroup and the frequently rebutted assertions of those advocating intelligent design or other creationist pseudosciences.
At this time, the Foundation does not have members (unlike, say, the National Center for Science Education).
Talk.Origins ... has spawned other websites, notably TalkDesign "a response to the intelligent design movement", Evowiki, and the Panda's Thumb weblog. ... Talkorigins.org has gained many awards and achieved substantial recognition. The Archive is also referenced in college-level textbooks and has had material from the archive incorporated into over 20 college or university courses.