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Bigfoot and Other Wild Men of the Forest

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.

Time: 
3:00am
Date: 
January 13, 2009
Location: 
Axis Café
1201 - 8th Street (btw. 16th & Irwin)
San Francisco, CA



A presentation for the science café, “Ask a Scientist”, in San Francisco. The recent claim by two Georgia men to have discovered the remains of a Bigfoot corpse turned out to be a hoax. Sure, you didn't fall for it, but somehow a couple of blockheads and a frozen gorilla costume did manage to capture public attention and create a minor media stir. After all, Bigfoot, Yeti, and hordes of other cryptoid missing links have been igniting human imagination for ages. Even the most skeptical of us must wonder if it's possible there really could be large, undiscovered primates on earth, still unknown to us humans. Can we be so sure we've found them all? And if some enticing evidence presented itself, how would we test it scientifically? Eugenie Scott will help us answer the question of whether or not we might one day be able to welcome some long lost relatives to the family tree. This event is presented in collaboration with the Bay Area Skeptics.

For more information: 
Contact: Juliana Gallin

Bigfoot and Other Wild Men of the Forest

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.

Time: 
7:00pm
Date: 
January 13, 2009
Location: 
Axis Café
1201 - 8th Street (btw. 16th & Irwin)
San Francisco, CA



A presentation for the science café, “Ask a Scientist”, in San Francisco. The recent claim by two Georgia men to have discovered the remains of a Bigfoot corpse turned out to be a hoax. Sure, you didn't fall for it, but somehow a couple of blockheads and a frozen gorilla costume did manage to capture public attention and create a minor media stir. After all, Bigfoot, Yeti, and hordes of other cryptoid missing links have been igniting human imagination for ages. Even the most skeptical of us must wonder if it's possible there really could be large, undiscovered primates on earth, still unknown to us humans. Can we be so sure we've found them all? And if some enticing evidence presented itself, how would we test it scientifically? Eugenie Scott will help us answer the question of whether or not we might one day be able to welcome some long lost relatives to the family tree. This event is presented in collaboration with the Bay Area Skeptics.

For more information: 
Contact: Juliana Gallin

Genie's Top 10 Ways to Teach Evolution Better

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, PhD
Dr. Eugenie Scott
Time: 
8:00pm
Date: 
December 5, 2008
Location: 
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY




Going Out of Business SignA 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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Genie's Top 10 Ways to Teach Evolution Better

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, PhD
Dr. Eugenie Scott
Time: 
12:00pm
Date: 
December 5, 2008
Location: 
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY




Going Out of Business SignA 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."

For more information: 

Not Over After Dover

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, PhD

Dr. Eugenie Scott
Time: 
12:00am
Date: 
December 4, 2008
Location: 
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY






Although the 2005 Kitzmiller v. Dover trial was a test of the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design - which failed - the creationist movement has evolved new strategies calling for teaching the "strengths and weaknesses of evolution" or the "critical analysis of evolution" which are creationism in disguise.
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Not Over After Dover

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, PhD

Dr. Eugenie Scott
Time: 
4:00pm
Date: 
December 4, 2008
Location: 
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY






Although the 2005 Kitzmiller v. Dover trial was a test of the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design - which failed - the creationist movement has evolved new strategies calling for teaching the "strengths and weaknesses of evolution" or the "critical analysis of evolution" which are creationism in disguise.
For more information: 

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.

For more information: 

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.

For more information: 

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

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