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Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.

Time: 
3:00am
Date: 
January 21, 2010
Location: 
The Bone Room
1569 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA
510-526-5252


Dr. Eugenie C. Scott will read from the second edition of her book, "Evolution vs Creationism:
An Introduction," discuss the current status of the creationism vs evolution controversy, and answer questions at Berkeley's Bone Room.

This is part of
The Bone Room Presents
lecture series

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Click here.
or email The Bone Room

Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction

Time: 
7:00pm
Date: 
January 21, 2010
Location: 
The Bone Room
1569 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA
510-526-5252


Dr. Eugenie C. Scott will read from the second edition of her book, "Evolution vs Creationism:
An Introduction," discuss the current status of the creationism vs evolution controversy, and answer questions at Berkeley's Bone Room.

This is part of
The Bone Room Presents
lecture series

For more information: 
Click here.
or email The Bone Room

Addressing Creationist Students in the Modern Science Classroom

Featuring: 


Time: 
7:00pm
Date: 
January 16, 2010
Location: 
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1234 J Street
Sacramento, CA

Creationist students pose a challenge to science educators in a number of disciplines. From biology to the earth sciences to anthropology, creationist students are resistant to the findings of science, misunderstand the nature of science, and increasingly assert their right to espouse creationist alternatives to science, especially under the guise of “intelligent design.” This poses a problem for faculty of teacher education programs, who may have received little training regarding how to handle creationist students.

This themed paper set examines the major aspects involved in this issue, and provides concrete advice for educators seeking to respect the religious views of students, while ensuring that preservice teachers are effectively prepared to be excellent science teachers.

Three presenters from the National Center for Science Education, the nation’s leading organization defending the teaching of evolution in public schools, will detail the aspects of this issue. Steven Newton will introduce the topic with a talk titled, “Why Creationism is Still an Issue for the Modern Science Classroom.” Louise Mead will explain how one teacher education program dealt with the presence of creationist students among its teachers in training. Eugenie Scott will talk on the topic of, “How to Prepare Teachers for Dealing with Creationist Students.”

a presentation at the
ASTE 2010
International Conference

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Addressing Creationist Students in the Modern Science Classroom

Time: 
11:00am to 12:00pm
Date: 
January 16, 2010
Location: 
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1234 J Street
Sacramento, CA

Creationist students pose a challenge to science educators in a number of disciplines. From biology to the earth sciences to anthropology, creationist students are resistant to the findings of science, misunderstand the nature of science, and increasingly assert their right to espouse creationist alternatives to science, especially under the guise of “intelligent design.” This poses a problem for faculty of teacher education programs, who may have received little training regarding how to handle creationist students.

This themed paper set examines the major aspects involved in this issue, and provides concrete advice for educators seeking to respect the religious views of students, while ensuring that preservice teachers are effectively prepared to be excellent science teachers.

Three presenters from the National Center for Science Education, the nation’s leading organization defending the teaching of evolution in public schools, will detail the aspects of this issue. Steven Newton will introduce the topic with a talk titled, “Why Creationism is Still an Issue for the Modern Science Classroom.” Louise Mead will explain how one teacher education program dealt with the presence of creationist students among its teachers in training. Eugenie Scott will talk on the topic of, “How to Prepare Teachers for Dealing with Creationist Students.”

a presentation at the
ASTE 2010
International Conference

For more information: 
Click here

Creationism & Climate Change

Featuring: 
Steven Newton, M.S.

Time: 
4:30pm
Date: 
December 16, 2009
Location: 
3020 Moscone West
Moscone Convention Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA


Although creationists focus on the biological sciences, recently creationists have also expanded their attacks to include the earth sciences, especially on the topic of climate change. The creationist effort to deny climate change, in addition to evolution and radiometric dating, is part of a broader denial of the methodology and validity of science itself. Creationist misinformation can pose a serious problem for science educators, who are further hindered by the poor treatment of the earth sciences and climate change in state science standards. Recent changes to Texas’ science standards, for example, require that students learn “different views on the existence of global warming.” Because of Texas’ large influence on the national textbook market, textbooks presenting non-scientific “different views” about climate change—or simply omitting the subject entirely because of the alleged “controversy”—could become part of K-12 classrooms across the country.

a presentation at the
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

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Creationism & Climate Change

Time: 
8:30am to 8:45am
Date: 
December 16, 2009
Location: 
3020 Moscone West
Moscone Convention Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA


Although creationists focus on the biological sciences, recently creationists have also expanded their attacks to include the earth sciences, especially on the topic of climate change. The creationist effort to deny climate change, in addition to evolution and radiometric dating, is part of a broader denial of the methodology and validity of science itself. Creationist misinformation can pose a serious problem for science educators, who are further hindered by the poor treatment of the earth sciences and climate change in state science standards. Recent changes to Texas’ science standards, for example, require that students learn “different views on the existence of global warming.” Because of Texas’ large influence on the national textbook market, textbooks presenting non-scientific “different views” about climate change—or simply omitting the subject entirely because of the alleged “controversy”—could become part of K-12 classrooms across the country.

a presentation at the
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

For more information: 
Click here

Scientific American Decade 2 Panels

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.

Time: 
8:00am
Date: 
December 8, 2009
Location: 
The Pavilion
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC


Forty years ago Americans were putting people on the moon; now fewer U.S. residents are choosing to become scientists at a time when society's greatest challenges require technological solutions. President Obama promised to "restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders." But developing renewable energy sources, stemming climate change, personalizing medicine, and inventing new energy-efficient vehicles will require a science-savvy workforce. Today, less than half of those earning doctorates in the physical sciences, mathematics, and computing are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

The Soviet launch of Sputnik sparked a renewed national conversation regarding the quality of science education in America. Has the next Sputnik moment arrived? How can we retool the science education process in the U.S. to ensure a bumper crop of scientists and innovators?

attendance at Panel Discussions is by invitation only

For more information: 
Email: Diane Schube, at Scientific American

Scientific American Decade 2 Panels

Time: 
12:00am
Date: 
December 8, 2009
Location: 
The Pavilion
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC


Forty years ago Americans were putting people on the moon; now fewer U.S. residents are choosing to become scientists at a time when society's greatest challenges require technological solutions. President Obama promised to "restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders." But developing renewable energy sources, stemming climate change, personalizing medicine, and inventing new energy-efficient vehicles will require a science-savvy workforce. Today, less than half of those earning doctorates in the physical sciences, mathematics, and computing are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

The Soviet launch of Sputnik sparked a renewed national conversation regarding the quality of science education in America. Has the next Sputnik moment arrived? How can we retool the science education process in the U.S. to ensure a bumper crop of scientists and innovators?

attendance at Panel Discussions is by invitation only

For more information: 
Email: Diane Schube, at Scientific American

Why all the fuss about evolution?

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.

Time: 
3:30am
Date: 
December 2, 2009
Location: 
Satellite Student Union Auditorium
Maple Avenue at San Ramon Avenue
Fresno State University
Fresno, CA


Charles Darwin proposed 150 years ago that living things have descended with modification from common ancestors by the process of natural selection. This 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, making, in the words of a famous scientist, a "meaningful picture as a whole." Nonetheless, the teaching of evolution is a contentious issue in the United States today, for reasons that touch upon religion, science, history, and – inevitably – politics. Dr. Eugenie C. Scott, authority on evolution and the creationism/evolution controversy, will help to clear the air about this publicly, if not scientifically controversial topic of evolution.

For more information: 
Contact: Madhusudan Katti at mkatti@csufresno.edu

Why all the fuss about evolution?

Time: 
7:30pm
Date: 
December 2, 2009
Location: 
Satellite Student Union Auditorium
Maple Avenue at San Ramon Avenue
Fresno State University
Fresno, CA


Charles Darwin proposed 150 years ago that living things have descended with modification from common ancestors by the process of natural selection. This 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, making, in the words of a famous scientist, a "meaningful picture as a whole." Nonetheless, the teaching of evolution is a contentious issue in the United States today, for reasons that touch upon religion, science, history, and – inevitably – politics. Dr. Eugenie C. Scott, authority on evolution and the creationism/evolution controversy, will help to clear the air about this publicly, if not scientifically controversial topic of evolution.

For more information: 
Contact: Madhusudan Katti at mkatti@csufresno.edu

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