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

Featuring: 

NCSE's Executive Director Eugenie C. Scott

Time: 
2:00pm
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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Evolutionary Theory: Springboard to Living in Nature

Featuring: 

NCSE Board Member Andrew J. Petto

Time: 
1:00am
Date: 
August 14, 2008
Location: 
Discovery Center P.O. Box 237 Manitowish Waters, WI
A presentation by Andrew J. Petto in the Nibbles ‘N Knowledge series: Educational and entertaining speakers lead a monthly series aimed at discussing conservation and nature-related topics; as well as light-hearted, adventure travel, and poetic presentations. Evenings start with appetizers and a cash bar at 5 p.m., and are followed by the night’s featured speaker at 6 p.m. $12 / member, $15 / non-member
For more information: 
For more information, contact Maggie Ortlieb at 715-543-2085 or click here.

Evolutionary Theory: Springboard to Living in Nature

Featuring: 

NCSE Board Member Andrew J. Petto

Time: 
5:00pm
Date: 
August 14, 2008
Location: 

Discovery Center P.O. Box 237 Manitowish Waters, WI

A presentation by Andrew J. Petto in the Nibbles ‘N Knowledge series: Educational and entertaining speakers lead a monthly series aimed at discussing conservation and nature-related topics; as well as light-hearted, adventure travel, and poetic presentations. Evenings start with appetizers and a cash bar at 5 p.m., and are followed by the night’s featured speaker at 6 p.m. $12 / member, $15 / non-member
For more information: 
For more information, contact Maggie Ortlieb at 715-543-2085 or click here.

Evolution and the nature of science: Pheromones, fossils, and a fishapod

Featuring: 

NCSE's Education Project Director Louise S. Mead

Date: 
August 9, 2008
Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Join NCSE's Education Project Director Louise S. Mead for a day-long workshop on evolution, sponsored by the Friends of the Florrisant Fossil Beds National Monument, held at Colorado College. The scientific evidence for evolution is overwhelming. Educating students about evolution continues to be a controversial topic in many communities. Evolution and the nature of science: Pheromones, fossils, and a fishapod will include discussions of the nature of science and scientific theories, fossil evidence for evolution, and current research in evolutionary biology. Hands-on activities developed from recent fossil findings and strategies for teaching evolution in a climate of controversy will also be presented.
For more information: 
Contact: Website

Evolution and the nature of science: Pheromones, fossils, and a fishapod

Featuring: 

NCSE's Education Project Director Louise S. Mead

Date: 
August 9, 2008
Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Join NCSE's Education Project Director Louise S. Mead for a day-long workshop on evolution, sponsored by the Friends of the Florrisant Fossil Beds National Monument, held at Colorado College. The scientific evidence for evolution is overwhelming. Educating students about evolution continues to be a controversial topic in many communities. Evolution and the nature of science: Pheromones, fossils, and a fishapod will include discussions of the nature of science and scientific theories, fossil evidence for evolution, and current research in evolutionary biology. Hands-on activities developed from recent fossil findings and strategies for teaching evolution in a climate of controversy will also be presented.
For more information: 
Contact: Website

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