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Eugenie Scott Toils in Defense of Evolution

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Science  05 Jun 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5932, pp. 1250-1251
DOI: 10.1126/science.324_1250b

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As executive director of the California-based National Center for Science Education, anthropologist Eugenie Scott has spent the past 2 decades on the frontlines of the contentious battle over teaching evolution in U.S. public schools. Last week, Scott won the inaugural Stephen Jay Gould Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution, only weeks after Scientific American ranked her among the country's top 10 science and technology leaders for her self-described role as "Darwin's golden retriever." Scott spoke to Science last week about where things now stand.