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Creationist Attacks on Science Education: The Evolution of a Parasite

Featuring: 
Josh Rosenau
Date: 
October 1, 2008
Location: 
Main Stage Theater
California State University, Stanislaus
Turlock, CA

NCSE's Josh Rosenau will discuss the ways in which creationist arguments illuminate and prey upon common misconceptions about science, and will discuss ways in which people can inoculate themselves against not just creationist attacks, but misconceptions about biology and the nature of science necessary for such attacks to persist.
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Contact: Mark A. Grobner

From Darwin to Dover and beyond: The history of the creationism/intelligent design movement

Featuring: 
Louise S. Mead, Ph.D.
Northeastern University
Time: 
3:00am
Date: 
September 18, 2008
Location: 
Northeastern University Boston, MA
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From Darwin to Dover and beyond: The history of the creationism/intelligent design movement

Featuring: 
Louise S. Mead, Ph.D.
Northeastern University
Time: 
7:00pm
Date: 
September 18, 2008
Location: 

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

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From Darwin to Dover: Evolution, Education, and Outreach

Featuring: 
Louise S. Mead, Ph.D.
Dr. Louise Mead
Time: 
9:00pm
Date: 
September 17, 2008
Location: 
New England Biolabs
240 County Road
Ipswich, MA

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From Darwin to Dover: Evolution, Education, and Outreach

Featuring: 
Louise S. Mead, Ph.D.
Dr. Louise Mead
Time: 
1:00pm
Date: 
September 17, 2008
Location: 
New England Biolabs
240 County Road
Ipswich, MA

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Why Darwin Matters

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott
Eugenie C. Scott 2005 PBS
Time: 
3:00am
Date: 
September 16, 2008
Location: 
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC

A lecture in the Darwin series at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. The series will include presentations in science, history, philosophy, and the humanities. Darwin had a profound effect on science, making contibutions in both geology and biology, but also promoting a more modern approach to how science is done. He also had a profound effect on religion and culture, and in the United States, on education.
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Why Darwin Matters

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott
Eugenie C. Scott 2005 PBS
Time: 
7:00pm
Date: 
September 16, 2008
Location: 
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC

A lecture in the Darwin series at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. The series will include presentations in science, history, philosophy, and the humanities. Darwin had a profound effect on science, making contibutions in both geology and biology, but also promoting a more modern approach to how science is done. He also had a profound effect on religion and culture, and in the United States, on education.
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Science and Religion as Ways of Knowing

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott
Time: 
12:30am
Date: 
September 11, 2008
Location: 
Hall Auditorium
Miami University
Oxford, OH

A lecture sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). To understand science and religion as ways of knowing, one must first define science and religion, and then determine the goals of each. Science is an attempt to explain the natural world using natural processes. Religions may also attempt to explain the natural world, but tend to be criticized when they try. Similarly, science is criticized when it attempts to supplant religion as a source of moral guidance. This lecture will discuss the controversy over creationism and evolution as an illustration of the misuse of both science and religion.
For more information: 
contact Mary Jane Berman or click here.

Science and Religion as Ways of Knowing

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott
Time: 
4:30pm
Date: 
September 11, 2008
Location: 
Hall Auditorium
Miami University
Oxford, OH

A lecture sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). To understand science and religion as ways of knowing, one must first define science and religion, and then determine the goals of each. Science is an attempt to explain the natural world using natural processes. Religions may also attempt to explain the natural world, but tend to be criticized when they try. Similarly, science is criticized when it attempts to supplant religion as a source of moral guidance. This lecture will discuss the controversy over creationism and evolution as an illustration of the misuse of both science and religion.
For more information: 
contact Mary Jane Berman or click here.

Darwin and Linnaeus: Their Impact on Our View of the Natural World

Featuring: 

NCSE's Executive Director Eugenie C. Scott

Time: 
10:00pm
Date: 
August 21, 2008
Location: 
Hall of Chautauqua
Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua, NY
101 years before the publication of Darwin’s Origin of Species, Carl Linnaeus was the first scientist to classify humans with other animals, placing them with apes and monkeys as Primates. Linnaeus, operating on the basis that God had specially created all plants and animals according to immutable “kinds”, nonetheless perceived that living things could be ordered in a hierarchical manner – a perception that led later scientists, including Darwin, to recognize that common ancestry could better explain these relationships than special creation. Darwin overthrew the Linnaean idea of static species in favor of “transmutation”, or descent with modification. We are still feeling the reverberations today.
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