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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

Drive-by Science in the Creation-Evolution Wars

Featuring: 
Joshua Rosenau
Time: 
12:00am
Date: 
February 4, 2008
Location: 
Room 204 Natural Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

As we near Darwin's 200th birthday, there are more and more opportunities for scientists to discuss evolution with the general public and with the press. Such public engagement is an important way to defuse the conflict over creationism and evolution, to educate different parts of the public about what science is and why it is important. NCSE's Josh Rosenau, a biologist who talks to the press and public about evolution on a daily basis, will share tips and tricks for being more effective in those short-lived shots at science education.

Drive-by Science in the Creation-Evolution Wars

Featuring: 
Joshua Rosenau
Time: 
4:00pm
Date: 
February 4, 2008
Location: 
Room 204 Natural Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

As we near Darwin's 200th birthday, there are more and more opportunities for scientists to discuss evolution with the general public and with the press. Such public engagement is an important way to defuse the conflict over creationism and evolution, to educate different parts of the public about what science is and why it is important. NCSE's Josh Rosenau, a biologist who talks to the press and public about evolution on a daily basis, will share tips and tricks for being more effective in those short-lived shots at science education.

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