Dr. Joe Thornton Receives NCSE Friend of Darwin Award 

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Thornton, winner of the 2019 Friend of Darwin Award by the National Center for Science Education for his contribution to evolution education. The NCSE is a national advocate and resource center for accurate and effective science education, particularly in politically threatened science topics like evolution and climate change-related science.

In choosing Thornton for this year's award, the NCSE said, "We note your important scholarly contributions in the area of gene and protein evolution, as well as your willingness to engage in the public discourse, especially to explain with clarity why intelligent design proponents cannot use your work to support their unscientific ideas." 

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