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Evolution Education in Area Schools

Featuring: 
Andrew J. Petto
Andrew J. PettoAndrew J. Petto
Time: 
5:30pm
Date: 
February 15, 2009
Location: 
Plymouth Church
2717 E. Hampshire Ave.
Milwaukee WI

Andrew J. Petto will discuss the ways in which evolution is taught in Milwaukee-area schools.

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Darwin Day at the Albany Community Center

Featuring: 
Steven Newton
Steven NewtonSteven Newton
Time: 
6:00pm
Date: 
February 15, 2009
Location: 
Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave, Rooms 1 and 2.
A brief presentation on the current attempts to introduce creationism into public schools, followed by an audience discussion.
For more information: 
Contact: Bernie Rosen

Darwin Day at the Albany Community Center

Featuring: 
Steven Newton
Steven NewtonSteven Newton
Time: 
10:00am
Date: 
February 15, 2009
Location: 
Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave, Rooms 1 and 2.
A brief presentation on the current attempts to introduce creationism into public schools, followed by an audience discussion.
For more information: 
Contact: Bernie Rosen

Symposium: Evolution Makes Sense of Biology

Featuring: 
Joshua Rosenau

Time: 
1:30pm
Date: 
February 15, 2009
Location: 
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL



Symposium organized by NCSE at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science with Eugenie C. Scott as the Moderator. The Symposium takes to heart Theodosious Dobzhansky’s maxim that “nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” The symposium features preeminent scientists’ reflections on how the concept of common ancestry explains why things are the way they are in their respective fields.
  • Joshua Rosenau "Why We Need to Apply Dobzhansky's Maxim Today"
  • David Deamer "Evolution Makes Sense of Biochemistry"
  • Kenneth R. Miller "Evolution Makes Sense of Cell & Molecular Biology"
  • Sean B. Carroll "Evolution Makes Sense of Developmental Biology"
  • Neil Shubin "Evolution makes Sense of Anatomy"
  • Olivia Judson "Evolution Makes Sense of Behavior"

Also: Visit the NCSE Booth in the Exhibit Room

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Evolution Education in Area Schools

Featuring: 
Andrew J. Petto
Andrew J. PettoAndrew J. Petto
Time: 
9:30am
Date: 
February 15, 2009
Location: 
Plymouth Church
2717 E. Hampshire Ave.
Milwaukee WI

Andrew J. Petto will discuss the ways in which evolution is taught in Milwaukee-area schools.

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Expelled: A screening and panel discussion

Featuring: 
Andrew J. Petto
Andrew J. PettoAndrew J. Petto
Time: 
10:00pm
Date: 
February 14, 2009
Location: 
Lapham Hall, Room 260
3209 N. Maryland Avenue
Milwaukee WI

Andrew J. Petto will lead a panel discussion of the creationist propaganda film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. A reception will follow.

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Expelled: A screening and panel discussion

Featuring: 
Andrew J. Petto
Andrew J. PettoAndrew J. Petto
Time: 
2:00pm
Date: 
February 14, 2009
Location: 
Lapham Hall, Room 260
3209 N. Maryland Avenue
Milwaukee WI

Andrew J. Petto will lead a panel discussion of the creationist propaganda film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. A reception will follow.

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Slam Dunk for Science and the Constitution: Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District 2005

Featuring: 
Barbara Forrest
Barbara ForrestBarbara Forrest
Time: 
3:30am
Date: 
February 9, 2009
Location: 
Student Center Auditorium
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale IL


Our principal speaker for Darwin Day 2009, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, will be Dr. Barbara Forrest, Professor of Philosophy at Southeastern Louisiana University. Dr. Forrest is coauthor of Creationism's Trojan Horse and was a key witness for the plaintiffs in the 2005 Kitzmiller vs. Dover intelligent design trial that led to Judge Jones's comprehensive demolition of the case for teaching intelligent design in science classrooms. On Monday, February 9th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium on the SIUC campus, Dr. Forrest will be presenting a public lecture entitled Slam Dunk for Science and the Constitution: Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District 2005. On Wednesday, February 11th at 7 p.m. in the Life Science 3 Auditorium on the SIUC campus, we will be hosting a free public showing of the evolution/creationism documentary, Flock of Dodos: The Evolution - Intelligent Design Circus, to be followed by a panel discussion where we will be joined by a very special surprise guest.

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Slam Dunk for Science and the Constitution: Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District 2005

Featuring: 
Barbara Forrest
Barbara ForrestBarbara Forrest
Time: 
7:30pm
Date: 
February 9, 2009
Location: 
Student Center Auditorium
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale IL


Our principal speaker for Darwin Day 2009, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, will be Dr. Barbara Forrest, Professor of Philosophy at Southeastern Louisiana University. Dr. Forrest is coauthor of Creationism's Trojan Horse and was a key witness for the plaintiffs in the 2005 Kitzmiller vs. Dover intelligent design trial that led to Judge Jones's comprehensive demolition of the case for teaching intelligent design in science classrooms. On Monday, February 9th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium on the SIUC campus, Dr. Forrest will be presenting a public lecture entitled Slam Dunk for Science and the Constitution: Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District 2005. On Wednesday, February 11th at 7 p.m. in the Life Science 3 Auditorium on the SIUC campus, we will be hosting a free public showing of the evolution/creationism documentary, Flock of Dodos: The Evolution - Intelligent Design Circus, to be followed by a panel discussion where we will be joined by a very special surprise guest.

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Why Darwin Matters

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.

Time: 
10:30pm
Date: 
February 8, 2009
Location: 
San Francisco Public Library
Latino/Hispanic Conference Room (downstairs)
100 Larkin Street



A talk for the San Francisco Atheists' “Evolutionpalooza 2009” Darwin Day celebration. In 1859, Charles Darwin convincingly presented “transmutation” of species to other scientists and the public, and suggested that the major mechanism of that process was his theory of natural selection. Since his time, evolution, the inference that living things have descended with modification from common ancestors, has been supported by every development in the biological sciences, from the discovery of Mendelian to molecular genetics. Evolution is the key to understanding virtually every area in biology from biochemistry, to cell biology, to organismic biology, to population biology, to ecology. Evolution is the glue that holds biology together as a coherent science, and tells us why biology is the way it is.

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