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Evolutionary science, God, and ethics: Who believes and why?

Featuring: 
Brian Alters
Time: 
12:00am
Date: 
October 31, 2008
Location: 
Redpath Museum Auditorium
McGill University
859 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada

Half of North Americans don't believe in human evolution. Typically, they believe instead that a supreme being created humankind. On the other hand, 99.9% of scientists accept the theory of evolution. Could the scientists, teachers and textbooks really have it all wrong? The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and a screening of the A&E Biography program Charles Darwin: Evolution's Voice (2005). A professor of education at McGill University, Alters is a member of NCSE's board of directors.

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Evolutionary science, God, and ethics: Who believes and why?

Featuring: 
Brian Alters
Time: 
4:00pm
Date: 
October 31, 2008
Location: 
Redpath Museum Auditorium
McGill University
859 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada

Half of North Americans don't believe in human evolution. Typically, they believe instead that a supreme being created humankind. On the other hand, 99.9% of scientists accept the theory of evolution. Could the scientists, teachers and textbooks really have it all wrong? The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and a screening of the A&E Biography program Charles Darwin: Evolution's Voice (2005). A professor of education at McGill University, Alters is a member of NCSE's board of directors.

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Teaching Evolution in the 21st Century

Featuring: 
Louise S. Mead, PhD
Classroom
Time: 
12:00pm
Date: 
October 31, 2008
Location: 
McEnery Convention Center
150 W. San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA

Interested in updating your evolution lectures? Pressured to address religiously-based "alternatives" to the theory of evolution? Come check out evolution education in the 21st century. A session at the 2008 California Science Education Conference.
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Creationist Attacks on Science Education: The Evolution of a Parasite

Featuring: 
Joshua Rosenau
University of WashingtonUniversity of Washington
Time: 
2:00am
Date: 
October 27, 2008
Location: 
Hitchcock Hall, room 132 University of Washington, Seattle, WA

In working on the front lines of the creation/evolution fight, NCSE's Josh Rosenau has found that creationist arguments rely on widespread misconceptions about science and about evolution in particular. Just as parasites exploit weaknesses to gain access to new hosts, creationist ideas spread by preying on these misconceptions. By clearing up those misconceptions, we can help prevent those bad ideas from spreading.
For more information: 
Contact: RSVP to Kristy Brady, 206-685-2185 More information at the University of Washington Biology Department.

Creationist Attacks on Science Education: The Evolution of a Parasite

Featuring: 
Joshua Rosenau
University of WashingtonUniversity of Washington
Time: 
6:00pm
Date: 
October 27, 2008
Location: 
Hitchcock Hall, room 132 University of Washington, Seattle, WA

In working on the front lines of the creation/evolution fight, NCSE's Josh Rosenau has found that creationist arguments rely on widespread misconceptions about science and about evolution in particular. Just as parasites exploit weaknesses to gain access to new hosts, creationist ideas spread by preying on these misconceptions. By clearing up those misconceptions, we can help prevent those bad ideas from spreading.
For more information: 
Contact: RSVP to Kristy Brady, 206-685-2185 More information at the University of Washington Biology Department.

"The best preventive of the evils now most dreaded": Defending evolution in a religious society

Featuring: 
Joshua Rosenau and Peter Hess
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Time: 
2:00am
Date: 
October 25, 2008
Location: 
Note new location!/>/> Crystal Creek Cafe
22620 Bothell-Everett Highway
Bothell, WA

Josh Rosenau and Peter Hess, staffers at the National Center for Science Education, describe the threat creationist attacks on evolution education pose to our society, and the ways in which religion can aid in the defense of science education.

Hess is NCSE's Faith Project Director, and Rosenau is NCSE's Public Information Project Director. They will be speaking at a dinner hosted by Seattle's Society for Sensible Explanations, a skeptic group based in the Puget Sound Area. There is an admission fee, which will cover the cost of your entree.

For more information: 
RSVP: email Seattle Society for Sensible Explanations. This event is free, but guests must purchase a meal ($10-$20). More details at the Society for Sensible Explanations website

"The best preventive of the evils now most dreaded": Defending evolution in a religious society

Featuring: 
Joshua Rosenau and Peter Hess
Joshua RosenauJoshua RosenauPeter M.J. HessPeter M.J. Hess
Time: 
6:00pm
Date: 
October 25, 2008
Location: 
Note new location!/>/> Crystal Creek Cafe
22620 Bothell-Everett Highway
Bothell, WA

Josh Rosenau and Peter Hess, staffers at the National Center for Science Education, describe the threat creationist attacks on evolution education pose to our society, and the ways in which religion can aid in the defense of science education.

Hess is NCSE's Faith Project Director, and Rosenau is NCSE's Public Information Project Director. They will be speaking at a dinner hosted by Seattle's Society for Sensible Explanations, a skeptic group based in the Puget Sound Area. There is an admission fee, which will cover the cost of your entree.

For more information: 
RSVP: email Seattle Society for Sensible Explanations. This event is free, but guests must purchase a meal ($10-$20). More details at the Society for Sensible Explanations website

Science, Faith, and the Integrity of the Catholic World View

Featuring: 
Peter M.J. Hess, Ph.D.
Peter M.J. Hess
Time: 
3:30am
Date: 
October 23, 2008
Location: 
University of Seattle
Schafer auditorium




Over the course of two thousand years of Catholic tradition, the world view of the Christian West has changed quite beyond recognition. The geocentric cosmos serving as backdrop for the biblical drama of human salvation has disappeared, working a progressive and profoundly dislocating affect since the Middle Ages. But beneath the changing form of the natural sciences, there are at least two constants in the Catholic view of the world: creation is perceived as fundamentally good, and the unity of knowledge is an ideal for which we must strive. This talk will explore the theme of the integrity of the Catholic world view during the formative years of modern science, and how that integrity can help us navigate increasingly turbulent waters of science, religion, and ethics.
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Science, Faith, and the Integrity of the Catholic World View

Featuring: 
Peter M.J. Hess, Ph.D.
Peter M.J. Hess
Time: 
7:30pm
Date: 
October 23, 2008
Location: 
University of Seattle
Schafer auditorium




Over the course of two thousand years of Catholic tradition, the world view of the Christian West has changed quite beyond recognition. The geocentric cosmos serving as backdrop for the biblical drama of human salvation has disappeared, working a progressive and profoundly dislocating affect since the Middle Ages. But beneath the changing form of the natural sciences, there are at least two constants in the Catholic view of the world: creation is perceived as fundamentally good, and the unity of knowledge is an ideal for which we must strive. This talk will explore the theme of the integrity of the Catholic world view during the formative years of modern science, and how that integrity can help us navigate increasingly turbulent waters of science, religion, and ethics.
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Innovation 2008: Renewing America Through Smarter Science and Technology Policy

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Andy Fire, Lawrence Krauss, Russ Lefevre, Chris Mooney, Susan Wood, Mary Woolley, & many others
Eugenie C. Scott
Date: 
October 20, 2008
Location: 
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis



A conference to discuss science and science education policy in the new administration. Representatives of the Obama and McCain campaigns will be in attendance.

Peter Agre and Ira Flatow will deliver the keynotes, and Science Debate 2008 supporters Nobel Laureate Andy Fire, Lawrence Krauss, Russ Lefevre, Chris Mooney, Eugenie C. Scott, Susan Wood, Mary Woolley, and many others will be presenting on a variety of topics important to the next administration.

Sponsored by:

Science Debate 2008
and
The Humphrey Institute Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy


For more information: 
Contact: Innovation 2008

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