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Climate Smart and Energy Wise: Climate and Energy Education Challenges of the 21st Century

Featuring: 
Mark McCaffrey

Eugenie C. Scott

Time: 
2:00pm
Date: 
March 13, 2015
Location: 

Room S405a
McCormick Place West
2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60616

A presentation at the National Science Teachers Association national conference

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Climate Smart and Energy Wise: meet the author and book signing event

Featuring: 
Mark McCaffrey

Eugenie C. Scott

Time: 
3:00pm
Date: 
March 13, 2015
Location: 

Corwin Booth (#1085)
McCormick Place West
2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60616

A meet-the-author and book signing event at the National Science Teachers Association national conference

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Perceptions: Science & Religious Communities

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott

Eugenie C. Scott

Date: 
March 13, 2015
Location: 

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC 20004

Perceptions: Science and Religious Communities is a day-long national conference that will bring together leaders in science and religion—including Nobel-Prize winning physicist William D. Phillips, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, DoSER director Jennifer Wiseman, and National Association of Evangelicals president Leith Anderson—to foster dialogue between scientific and religious communities, and to plan a course for future conversation. The conference program is still developing, but includes dynamic speakers, enriching topical discussion tracks, lunch sponsored by AAAS, and a concluding reception. Registration is open! More details to follow.

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Evolution for Future Presidents

Featuring: 
Josh Rosenau

Josh Rosenau

Time: 
1:00pm to 2:15pm
Date: 
March 18, 2015
Location: 

Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613

Mills College logoNCSE's Josh Rosenau will present a guest lecture for Dr. Lisa Urry's class: Evolution for Future Presidents. He will discuss NCSE's work, challenges to teaching evolution, and the range of religious responses to evolution.

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Contact Dr. Urry.

Evolution for Future Teachers

Featuring: 
Josh Rosenau

Josh Rosenau

Time: 
4:40pm to 7:50pm
Date: 
May 18, 2015
Location: 

Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613

California State University, East Bay logoNCSE's Josh Rosenau will present a guest lecture for science teacher credential candidates in Dr. David Stronck's class. He will discuss NCSE's work, challenges to teaching evolution, and how teachers can present evolution effectively in schools.

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Contact Dr. Stronck.

Crank Anthropology

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.

Eugenie C. Scott

Time: 
10:00am
Date: 
June 13, 2015
Location: 

Buffalo Marriott Niagara
1340 Millersport Highway
Amherst NY 14221

 

A talk for the Center for Inquiry international conference, Reason for Change.

Anthropology, the science of humankind, deals with evolution, human biology, and archaeology, all in the context of the behavioral complexities of culture. Perhaps this breadth – and the fact that the subject is ourselves – is why there is such a huge amount of misinformation, misunderstanding, and just plain pseudoscience about human evolution and human nature. Anthropology is cursed with the Aquatic Ape theory, the Paleo Diet, Raelianism (of various kinds), theories of relict hominoids, the Killer Ape, Krishna Creationism, some very far out ideas about race and sex – and that’s just for starters. Being human, however, does not make one an expert on anthropology. What does the actual science of anthropology say about these popular, if incorrect, ideas?

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Visit the Grand Canyon with NCSE!

Featuring: 
NCSE's Steven Newton and Joshua Rosenau
Date: 
July 2, 2015 to July 10, 2015
Location: 

Grand Canyon, Arizona


Twenty-two lucky members will raft the Grand Canyon from Marble Canyon to Diamond Creek, experiencing one of the most beautiful and majestic natural features on the planet.

Of course, as NCSE's Josh Rosenau will inform the rafters, the whole Colorado plateau was laid down by the receding waters of Noah's Flood about 4,327 years ago, and the Grand Canyon itself was gouged catastrophically in a matter of days. Geologist Steven Newton will present the standard geological history of Grand Canyon to the rafters — and "they can make up their own minds."

NCSE's "Creation/Evolution Grand Canyon Raft Trip" is a wonderful way to learn about the creationism/evolution controversy in a fabulous natural setting.

 
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Why do people reject good science?

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott

Eugenie C. Scott

Time: 
5:15pm
Date: 
August 3, 2015
Location: 

Gold/Small Room
Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post St.
San Francisco CA 94102

 

Scientists are often puzzled when members of the public reject what we consider to be well-founded explanations. They can’t understand why the presentation of scientific data and theory doesn’t suffice to convince others of the validity of “controversial” topics like evolution and climate change. Recent research highlights the importance of ideology in shaping what scientific conclusions are considered reliable and acceptable. This research is quite relevant to the evolution wars and the public’s opposition to climate change, and to other questions of the rejection of empirical evidence.

Tickets are $20, $7.00 for students, free to members of the Commonwealth Club.

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