These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) as a pro-science source based on advocacy for science education and support for the consensus of science.
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1981, National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a non-profit organization based in Oakland, California affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a not-for-profit, membership organization whose stated mission is to educate the press and the public on the scientific and educational aspects of controversies surrounding the teaching of evolution and climate change and to provide information and resources to schools, parents, and other citizens working to keep those topics in public school science education.
Funded by / Ownership
National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that is funded through donations from individuals and science foundations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the National Center for Science Education is considered the United States’ “leading anti-creationist organization”. The purpose of the organization is to promote science in classrooms through the support of teachers and through the provision of resources. The website also publishes news that favors science such as this New antiscience legislation in Oklahoma and this Resolution to support climate change education introduced in Congress. While these issues tend to align with the left, they also align with the consensus of science.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) as a pro-science source based on advocacy for science education and support for the consensus of science. (D. Van Zandt 1/19/2017) Updated (1/22/2021)