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Evolution/Creation: What Controversy?

Featuring: 
Robert "Mac" West (NCSE board secretary/President, Informal Learning Experiences), Josh Rosenau (NCSE Programs and Policy Director), Jan Luth (President, Exploration Place), Mimi Roberts (Director for Media Projects, NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs)

Josh RosenauRobert "Mac" West

Time: 
3:15pm to 4:30pm
Date: 
September 30, 2014
Location: 

Mountain-Plains Museum Association conference
Westin Snowmass Resort
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Science museums’ exhibits and programs present evolution as a primary organizing principle in understanding life on this planet. This session describes and discusses challenges to this and museums’ reactions and responses. It provides important information on resources available for effectively presenting evolution science.

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Science vs Religion, or Science and Religion?

Featuring: 
Eugenie C Scott

Eugenie C. Scott

Time: 
9:15am
Date: 
October 13, 2014
Location: 

King University Memorial Chapel
King University
1350 King College Rd
Bristol, TN

A talk in the Buechner Lecture Series at King College. 

Although some religious views clearly are incompatible with the discoveries of science, and certain religious perspectives clash with the evidence-based method science uses to derive conclusions, religious perspectives found among the majority of Americans do not reject either the methods or the conclusions of science. Conservative Christians, in particular, often reject science because they believe that in accepting science, they will be forced to accept materialist philosophy. Distinguishing between the methodological materialism of science and the philosophical materialism of humanism and other non-theistic views frees science for acceptance on its own terms.

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What's Next in the Controversy over Teaching Evolution?

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott

Eugenie C. Scott

Time: 
7:00pm
Date: 
October 13, 2014
Location: 

Bristol Public LIbrary
1550 Volunteer Parkway
Bristol, TN

A talk for the general public sponsored by King College, as part of the Buechner Lecture Series. The concept of evolution is rejected by a large segment of the American public. As a result, the teaching of evolution at the pre-college level has been opposed for decades in many parts of the country. But the controversy has taken many forms over the years, from banning, to “balancing”, to belittling evolution in the classroom – primarily in response to court decisions. What can we anticipate in the future?

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The Science Denial Playbook: What We Can Learn from Debates on Evolution and Climate Change

Featuring: 
Ann Reid, NCSE's Executive Director

Ann Reid

Time: 
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Date: 
October 24, 2014
Location: 

Great Hall Room, Wilson Hall
Monmouth University School of Science
West Long Branch, New Jersey

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The seminar is free but seating is limited.  If you plan to attend, please register for the seminar HERE.

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Why do people reject good science? Reflections on the evolution and climate science wars

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott

Eugenie C. Scott

Time: 
7:00pm
Date: 
October 28, 2014
Location: 

Room TBA
Stanford University
Stanford CA

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 both the evolution wars and the public’s opposition to climate change.

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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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