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Panel: Science Policy in Unexpected Places



Time: 
4:30pm to 5:45pm
Date: 
June 17, 2011
Location: 
Netroots Nation 2011 Convention
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota

In the last two years science has been restored to its rightful place, as scientific innovation has been put at the center of our national agenda. But American students lag the world in science education, and too many Americans think science is too hard, too scary or too boring. How can scientists and policymakers engage a public that too often thinks science is dull? How do we bring this wary public into crucial decisions about the jobs and industries and discoveries that will define the future? With trading cards that teach about conservation, cheerleaders who encourage citizen science, and outreach to weathercasters and moviemakers, this panel has done it and will tell you how to do the same.

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Update on the Creationism/Evolution Controversy

Featuring: 
NCSE Staff: Eugenie C. Scott, Joshua Rosenau, & Glenn Branch











Time: 
12:30am
Date: 
May 29, 2011
Location: 
SkeptiCal Conference
Islands Ballroom
Doubletree Berkeley Marina
Berkeley, California

Panelists will discuss the current issues in the creationism and evolution controversy, and what is being done to keep good science in the public school science classroom.
Skeptical Conference 2011 logo The SkeptiCal-11 conference is a regional skeptics conference jointly sponsored by the Bay Area Skeptics and the Sacramento Area Skeptics Society. Information on registering can be found at www.skepticalcon.org

For more information: 
Contact: Josh Rosenau at rosenau@ncse.com

Update on the Creationism/Evolution Controversy











Time: 
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Date: 
May 29, 2011
Location: 
SkeptiCal Conference
Islands Ballroom
Doubletree Berkeley Marina
Berkeley, California

Panelists will discuss the current issues in the creationism and evolution controversy, and what is being done to keep good science in the public school science classroom.
Skeptical Conference 2011 logo The SkeptiCal-11 conference is a regional skeptics conference jointly sponsored by the Bay Area Skeptics and the Sacramento Area Skeptics Society. Information on registering can be found at www.skepticalcon.org

For more information: 
Contact: Josh Rosenau at rosenau@ncse.com

Why Evolution is Difficult

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.
Eugenie C. Scott
Time: 
3:15am
Date: 
May 15, 2011
Location: 
Orange County Freethought Alliance Annual Conference
Orange County Airport Hilton
18800 MacArthur Boulevard
Irvine, California

Evolution is a difficult subject for religious conservatives for obvious reasons: it conflicts with a literal interpretation of the Bible. But even religious moderates can find evolution a distasteful subject: it Freethought Alliance Logo: Freethought Alliance Logoinfringes on some important attitudes towards human exceptionalism, as well as religious beliefs about the importance of a personal God. Many religious progressives, on the other hand, rejecting biblical literalism and human exceptionalism, and holding a personal God, simplistically understood, to be less important to their theology, often embrace evolution.

For more information: 
Contact: Bruce Gleason at info@freethoughtalliance.org

Why Evolution is Difficult

Time: 
7:15pm
Date: 
May 15, 2011
Location: 
Orange County Freethought Alliance Annual Conference
Orange County Airport Hilton
18800 MacArthur Boulevard
Irvine, California

Evolution is a difficult subject for religious conservatives for obvious reasons: it conflicts with a literal interpretation of the Bible. But even religious moderates can find evolution a distasteful subject: it Freethought Alliance Logo: Freethought Alliance Logoinfringes on some important attitudes towards human exceptionalism, as well as religious beliefs about the importance of a personal God. Many religious progressives, on the other hand, rejecting biblical literalism and human exceptionalism, and holding a personal God, simplistically understood, to be less important to their theology, often embrace evolution.

For more information: 
Contact: Bruce Gleason at info@freethoughtalliance.org

Creationism and Evolution: News from the Front

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.
Eugenie C. Scott
Time: 
12:00am
Date: 
May 2, 2011
Location: 
North Underground Lecture Hall
(between Skaggs & Journalism Bldgs)
University of Montana
Missoula, Montana


The creationism and evolution controversy continues almost unabated by the legal setbacks suffered by both by the creation science and intelligent design movements. Although legal decisions have prevented de jure teaching of creationism, de facto teaching of creationism continues as teachers are reluctant to teach evolution without “balance”, and because recent creationist strategies attempting to avoid Establishment Clause constraints have not yet been tested in the courts.

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Lecture sponsored by
the Geosciences Department
the Biological Sciences Department
and the University of Montana Office of Research.


For more information: 
Contact: George Stanley

Science, Evolution, and Creationism

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.
Eugenie C. Scott
Time: 
3:00am
Date: 
May 2, 2011
Location: 
Sigma Xi Science Café
The Press Box (upstairs room)
835 East Broadway
Missoula, Montana


Creationism is recognized even by its proponents as a religious idea, but from time to time, claims are made that it is also a science. What is science, and why do scientists consider evolution to be science and not creationism?

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A discussion at the
Sigma Xi Science Café

For more information: 
Contact: George Stanley

Creationism and Evolution: News from the Front

Time: 
4:00pm
Date: 
May 2, 2011
Location: 
North Underground Lecture Hall
(between Skaggs & Journalism Bldgs)
University of Montana
Missoula, Montana


The creationism and evolution controversy continues almost unabated by the legal setbacks suffered by both by the creation science and intelligent design movements. Although legal decisions have prevented de jure teaching of creationism, de facto teaching of creationism continues as teachers are reluctant to teach evolution without “balance”, and because recent creationist strategies attempting to avoid Establishment Clause constraints have not yet been tested in the courts.

Logo of the University of Montana
Lecture sponsored by
the Geosciences Department
the Biological Sciences Department
and the University of Montana Office of Research.


For more information: 
Contact: George Stanley

Science, Evolution, and Creationism

Time: 
7:00pm
Date: 
May 2, 2011
Location: 
Sigma Xi Science Café
The Press Box (upstairs room)
835 East Broadway
Missoula, Montana


Creationism is recognized even by its proponents as a religious idea, but from time to time, claims are made that it is also a science. What is science, and why do scientists consider evolution to be science and not creationism?

Logo of Sigma Xi
A discussion at the
Sigma Xi Science Café

For more information: 
Contact: George Stanley

Can I both believe in God and accept evolution: Resources for Catholic Educators

Featuring: 
Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.
Peter M.J. Hess
Time: 
6:45pm
Date: 
April 28, 2011
Location: 
2011 Convention
National Catholic Educational Association
Room 219
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, Louisiana

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For more information: 
Contact: Peter Hess

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