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Why Evolution Is Taught in North Carolina Schools

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.



Time: 
3:30am
Date: 
January 29, 2009
Location: 
Burney Center
University of North Carolina
Wilmington



The North Carolina science education standards have received high marks from national evaluators. They require the teaching of what scientists and teachers consider important for students to learn, including evolution. Why do scientists and teachers feel so strongly that evolution should be part of the curriculum? And why do some parents object to their children learning it?

Sponsored by:
The Department of Geology of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington


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Why Evolution Is Taught in North Carolina Schools

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.



Time: 
7:30pm
Date: 
January 29, 2009
Location: 
Burney Center
University of North Carolina
Wilmington



The North Carolina science education standards have received high marks from national evaluators. They require the teaching of what scientists and teachers consider important for students to learn, including evolution. Why do scientists and teachers feel so strongly that evolution should be part of the curriculum? And why do some parents object to their children learning it?

Sponsored by:
The Department of Geology of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington


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Darwin's Legacy in Science and Society

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, PhD

Time: 
3:00am
Date: 
January 27, 2009
Location: 
Voyages of Discovery Lectures
Wright Auditorium
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC




Cupola - East Carolina UniversityCupola-East Carolina UniversityCharles Darwin’s publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859 was an extraordinary milestone for science, but it also had profound effects on theology, philosophy, literature, and society in general. Nowhere is this more true than in the United States, where the teaching of evolution has been contentious since the early part of the 20th century. Why have Darwin’s ideas been so valuable– and yet so controversial? The answers lie not in science, but in history and culture.

For more information: 

Darwin's Legacy in Science and Society

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, PhD

Time: 
7:00pm
Date: 
January 27, 2009
Location: 
Voyages of Discovery Lectures
Wright Auditorium
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC




Cupola - East Carolina UniversityCupola-East Carolina UniversityCharles Darwin’s publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859 was an extraordinary milestone for science, but it also had profound effects on theology, philosophy, literature, and society in general. Nowhere is this more true than in the United States, where the teaching of evolution has been contentious since the early part of the 20th century. Why have Darwin’s ideas been so valuable– and yet so controversial? The answers lie not in science, but in history and culture.

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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.
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