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Inside Creationism's Trojan Horse: A Closer Look at Intelligent Design

Featuring: 
Barbara Forrest, Ph.D.


Time: 
9:00pm
Date: 
August 1, 2009
Location: 
ACLU of Texas Annual Meeting
Omni Southpark Hotel
Austin, Texas



Dr. Forrest will explain the nature and strategy of the intelligent design creationist movement that is headquartered at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. The current strategy of this movement is to undermine evolutionary biology by using code language in proposals to school boards and legislation emphasizing ”academic freedom,” etc. One of the current code terms is “critical thinking/analysis.” She will explain the religious basis of creationist thought and demonstrate how its teaching violates the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights, specifically the principle of separation of church and state.

This presentation is part of the
Panel Discussion on
Teaching Creationism/Intelligent Design in Public Schools.


For more information: 
Visit the: Conference Website

Inside Creationism's Trojan Horse: A Closer Look at Intelligent Design

Time: 
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Date: 
August 1, 2009
Location: 
ACLU of Texas Annual Meeting
Omni Southpark Hotel
Austin, Texas



Dr. Forrest will explain the nature and strategy of the intelligent design creationist movement that is headquartered at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. The current strategy of this movement is to undermine evolutionary biology by using code language in proposals to school boards and legislation emphasizing ”academic freedom,” etc. One of the current code terms is “critical thinking/analysis.” She will explain the religious basis of creationist thought and demonstrate how its teaching violates the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights, specifically the principle of separation of church and state.

This presentation is part of the
Panel Discussion on
Teaching Creationism/Intelligent Design in Public Schools.


For more information: 
Visit the: Conference Website

Visit NCSE’s Booth at the Society for Developmental Biology

Featuring: 
NCSE Staff
Time: 
8:00am
Date: 
July 23, 2009
Location: 
Hyatt Regency Hotel
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA

NCSE will have an exhibit at the annual meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology in San Francisco this year! Stop by and visit with NCSE staff, see the latest books on evolution, and chuckle at the exclusive NCSE bumperstickers and t-shirts.




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Visit NCSE’s Booth at the Society for Developmental Biology

Featuring: 
NCSE Staff
Time: 
12:00am
Date: 
July 23, 2009 to July 27, 2009
Location: 
Hyatt Regency Hotel
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA

NCSE will have an exhibit at the annual meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology in San Francisco this year! Stop by and visit with NCSE staff, see the latest books on evolution, and chuckle at the exclusive NCSE bumperstickers and t-shirts.




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Eugenie C. Scott Appears at Aspen Institute

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.


Time: 
8:00am
Date: 
June 29, 2009
Location: 
Aspen Institute
Aspen, Colorado



NCSE’s Executive Director Dr. Eugenie C. Scott will participate in the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Ideas Festival, “Darwin’s Legacy,” which runs from June 29 to July 2. On July 1, she will participate in a panel on science literacy, chaired by the executive producer of NOVA, Paula Apsell, and on July 2, she will participate in a second panel on intelligent design. Also participating in this program are NCSE members Kenneth R. Miller, David Mindell, and Sean Carroll. Judge John E. Jones will appear in the intelligent design panel.


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Eugenie C. Scott Appears at Aspen Institute

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.


Time: 
12:00am
Date: 
June 29, 2009 to July 2, 2009
Location: 
Aspen Institute
Aspen, Colorado



NCSE’s Executive Director Dr. Eugenie C. Scott will participate in the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Ideas Festival, “Darwin’s Legacy,” which runs from June 29 to July 2. On July 1, she will participate in a panel on science literacy, chaired by the executive producer of NOVA, Paula Apsell, and on July 2, she will participate in a second panel on intelligent design. Also participating in this program are NCSE members Kenneth R. Miller, David Mindell, and Sean Carroll. Judge John E. Jones will appear in the intelligent design panel.


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"Evolution, population ethics, and the future of humanity in an age of declining resources"

Featuring: 
Peter M J Hess


Time: 
6:30pm
Date: 
June 28, 2009
Location: 
Embassy Suites
San Luis Obispo, California



[abstract to follow]


The conference
Science, Wisdom, and the Future:
Humanity's Quest for a Flourishing Earth

is sponsored by
The Orion Institute
and
The Collins Foundation

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"Evolution, population ethics, and the future of humanity in an age of declining resources"

Featuring: 
Peter M J Hess


Time: 
10:30am to 11:45am
Date: 
June 28, 2009
Location: 
Embassy Suites
San Luis Obispo, California



[abstract to follow]


The conference
Science, Wisdom, and the Future:
Humanity's Quest for a Flourishing Earth

is sponsored by
The Orion Institute
and
The Collins Foundation

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Strategies for Defending Evolution Education

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.

Time: 
5:00pm
Date: 
June 25, 2009
Location: 
North American Paleontological Convention
Great Hall, Tangeman University Center
University of Cincinnati Campus
Cincinnati, OH


Creationists have preferred to seize the imprimatur of science and its cultural power by claiming that their views are supportable through science. Creation science and intelligent design are examples of this. Because of legal decisions that recognized the inherent religious advocacy of both of these positions, the current creationist strategy emphasizes attacking evolution. Although the “creationism as science” approach is not yet dead, creationists today are more apt to argue that evolution should be presented as unsupported science with many “weaknesses.” Creationists are applying this strategy in various ways, such as arguing that teachers should present “the evidence against evolution” and contending that students should “critically analyze” (i.e., criticize) evolution as a critical-thinking exercise. Success in countering these - and other - ploys depends on our thinking and acting politically.

This presentation is part of the symposium, "Evolution and Society,” at the 9th North American Paleontological Convention

For more information: 
Contact: NCSE

Strategies for Defending Evolution Education

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.

Time: 
9:00am
Date: 
June 25, 2009
Location: 
North American Paleontological Convention
Great Hall, Tangeman University Center
University of Cincinnati Campus
Cincinnati, OH


Creationists have preferred to seize the imprimatur of science and its cultural power by claiming that their views are supportable through science. Creation science and intelligent design are examples of this. Because of legal decisions that recognized the inherent religious advocacy of both of these positions, the current creationist strategy emphasizes attacking evolution. Although the “creationism as science” approach is not yet dead, creationists today are more apt to argue that evolution should be presented as unsupported science with many “weaknesses.” Creationists are applying this strategy in various ways, such as arguing that teachers should present “the evidence against evolution” and contending that students should “critically analyze” (i.e., criticize) evolution as a critical-thinking exercise. Success in countering these - and other - ploys depends on our thinking and acting politically.

This presentation is part of the symposium, "Evolution and Society,” at the 9th North American Paleontological Convention

For more information: 
Contact: NCSE

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