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Alan Jones and Kevin Padian in Conversation at Evolve '09

Featuring: 
Kevin Padian
Kevin PadianKevin Padian
Time: 
8:00pm
Date: 
November 22, 2008
Location: 
Koret Auditorium
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St. (Civic Center)
San Francisco CA

Next year, 2009, marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. To celebrate this milestone, the city of San Francisco is hosting Evolve '09, featuring a conversation between UC Berkeley evolutionary biologist Kevin Padian (who serves as the president of NCSE's board of directors) and Alan Jones, dean of Grace Cathedral. Kevin and Alan will discuss evolution and religious thought. The event is free of charge and all are welcome to attend. Co-sponsored by the Stenger Environmental Center.

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Alan Jones and Kevin Padian in Conversation at Evolve '09

Featuring: 
Kevin Padian
Kevin PadianKevin Padian
Time: 
12:00pm
Date: 
November 22, 2008
Location: 
Koret Auditorium
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St. (Civic Center)
San Francisco CA

Next year, 2009, marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth. To celebrate this milestone, the city of San Francisco is hosting Evolve '09, featuring a conversation between UC Berkeley evolutionary biologist Kevin Padian (who serves as the president of NCSE's board of directors) and Alan Jones, dean of Grace Cathedral. Kevin and Alan will discuss evolution and religious thought. The event is free of charge and all are welcome to attend. Co-sponsored by the Stenger Environmental Center.

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Whither Creationism After Kitzmiller?

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, et al
Date: 
November 20, 2008
Location: 
San Francisco Hilton and Towers, San Francisco, California

Participants include Barbara Forrest, Raymond Eve, Debra Walker, Lawrence Lerner, Jason Wiles, and Richard Katskee. The moderator is NCSE Executive Director Eugenie C. Scott. The panelists in this forum will discuss the future of antievolutionism in the United States in the wake of the Kitzmiller decision, with especial attention to recent developments, such as the disarray of the intelligent design movement, the apparent resurgence of young-earth creationism, and the increasing focus on martyrology in the antievolution movement, and to efforts on the part of the scientific and educational communities to understand and combat them.

Panelists will include scholars who study antievolutionism from anthropological, philosophical, and educational perspectives, as well as one of the lawyers for the plaintiffs in Kitzmiller v. Dover and an archaeologist who serves on a county board of education and was recently involved in a state-level controversy over evolution education.
For more information: 
Contact: scott@ncseweb.org

Whither Creationism After Kitzmiller?

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, et al
Date: 
November 20, 2008
Location: 
San Francisco Hilton and Towers, San Francisco, California

Participants include Barbara Forrest, Raymond Eve, Debra Walker, Lawrence Lerner, Jason Wiles, and Richard Katskee. The moderator is NCSE Executive Director Eugenie C. Scott. The panelists in this forum will discuss the future of antievolutionism in the United States in the wake of the Kitzmiller decision, with especial attention to recent developments, such as the disarray of the intelligent design movement, the apparent resurgence of young-earth creationism, and the increasing focus on martyrology in the antievolution movement, and to efforts on the part of the scientific and educational communities to understand and combat them.

Panelists will include scholars who study antievolutionism from anthropological, philosophical, and educational perspectives, as well as one of the lawyers for the plaintiffs in Kitzmiller v. Dover and an archaeologist who serves on a county board of education and was recently involved in a state-level controversy over evolution education.
For more information: 
Contact: scott@ncseweb.org

Creationist Attacks on Science Education: The Evolution of a Parasite

Featuring: 
Joshua Rosenau
Joshua Rosenau
Time: 
3:00am
Date: 
November 12, 2008
Location: 
College of Southern IdahoFine Arts Theater
College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls, ID

In working on the front lines of the creation/evolution fight, NCSE's Josh Rosenau has found that creationist arguments rely on widespread misconceptions about science and about evolution in particular. Just as parasites exploit weaknesses to gain access to new hosts, creationist ideas spread by preying on these misconceptions. By clearing up those misconceptions, we can help prevent those bad ideas from spreading.

For more information: 

Contact: Tiffany Seeley-Case, 208-732-6779

CSI announcement.

Creationist Attacks on Science Education: The Evolution of a Parasite

Featuring: 
Joshua Rosenau
Joshua Rosenau
Time: 
7:00pm
Date: 
November 12, 2008
Location: 
College of Southern IdahoFine Arts Theater
College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls, ID

In working on the front lines of the creation/evolution fight, NCSE's Josh Rosenau has found that creationist arguments rely on widespread misconceptions about science and about evolution in particular. Just as parasites exploit weaknesses to gain access to new hosts, creationist ideas spread by preying on these misconceptions. By clearing up those misconceptions, we can help prevent those bad ideas from spreading.

For more information: 

Contact: Tiffany Seeley-Case, 208-732-6779

CSI announcement.

Why Texans Shouldn't Let Creationists Mess With Science Education

Featuring: 
Barbara Forrest, PhD
Dr. Barbara Forrest
Time: 
2:00am
Date: 
November 11, 2008
Location: 
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX






Texas Freedom NetworkBarbara Forrest, coauthor of Creationism's Trojan Horse, key expert witness in Kitzmiller v. Dover, and member of NCSE's board of directors, is one of the world's foremost experts on "intelligent design" and creationist attempts to undermine the teaching of evolution. Her evening presentation, sponsored by the Texas Freedom Network, will serve as a warning to Texas!

For more information: 
Contact: Val Benavidez by email or phone at 512.322.0545
Visit the Texas Freedom Network Website

Why Texans Shouldn't Let Creationists Mess With Science Education

Featuring: 
Barbara Forrest, PhD
Dr. Barbara Forrest
Time: 
6:00pm
Date: 
November 11, 2008
Location: 
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX






Texas Freedom NetworkBarbara Forrest, coauthor of Creationism's Trojan Horse, key expert witness in Kitzmiller v. Dover, and member of NCSE's board of directors, is one of the world's foremost experts on "intelligent design" and creationist attempts to undermine the teaching of evolution. Her evening presentation, sponsored by the Texas Freedom Network, will serve as a warning to Texas!

For more information: 
Contact: Val Benavidez by email or phone at 512.322.0545
Visit the Texas Freedom Network Website

Florida’s Academic Freedom Bills: Creationism du jour?

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.
Florida Baptist Witness
Time: 
3:30am
Date: 
November 3, 2008
Location: 
Harris Corporation Engineering Center 125
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida


During the 2008 legislative session, the Florida Assembly and Senate contemplated bills regarding the teaching of evolution. Evolution was to be “critically analyzed”, or the “full range of scientific views of origins” was to be taught. Like everything else, these bills have a history – and that history shows that bills of this sort are the current manifestations of the old creationism and evolution controversy that has dogged science education for over 100 years.

This presentation is part of UCF's Darwin Distinguished Lecture Series

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Genie's Top 10 Ways to Teach Evolution Better

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.
Time: 
11:00pm
Date: 
November 3, 2008
Location: 
209 Biology
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida


A lighthearted if serious presentation for faculty, teachers, and students of ideas about teaching evolution that may help to avoid or at least head off misconceptions. Dr. Scott will reiterate her lack of belief in evolution, explain why fish did not evolve into amphibians then evolve into reptiles and then evolve into mammals, explain why evolution is like Monopoly, and conclude with "why Dobzhansky was right”.

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