Evolution is the latest stop on the itinerary of the Magic School Bus. Speaking to PBS NewsHour about her new book The Magic School Bus Explores Human Evolution, Joanna Cole affirmed the centrality of evolution in biology, borrowing Theodosius Dobzhansky's famous dictum “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” As Ms. Frizzle would have cheered, “Excellent observation, Joanna!”

Ms. Frizzle, of course, is the enthusiastic if eccentric elementary school science teacher who is the star of the Magic School Bus series, taking her students – even the timorous Arnold Perlstein – on magical field trips to increase their understanding and appreciation of topics throughout science. Whether Ms. Frizzle is a member of NABT or not is unclear, but she certainly is on board with NABT's important, and recently updated, statement on the teaching of evolution.

Why is NABT's statement on the teaching of evolution so...

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