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Why 'Academic Freedom' Is Neither Academic nor Free

Featuring: 
Barbara Forrest, Ph.D., Member of NCSE's Board of DirectorsBarbara Forrest
Time: 
8:00am
TBA
Date: 
August 19, 2011
Location: 
Center for Inquiry—Transnational
1310 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY


Since 2004, roughly a dozen state legislatures have considered passing "academic freedom" statutes drafted by the Discovery Institute. Although invoking academic freedom is an old creationist subterfuge, these proposed bills now typically attack not only evolution but climate science and "human cloning." Such legislation violates honest academic standards by undermining the rights of teachers and students to be free from religious and political interference in the classroom.

The Center for Inquiry Institute and CFI—Amherst
are proud to host a two-day conference on
EVOLUTION'S PUBLIC DEFENDERS
Fighting for Science and Dispelling Myths About Human Origins

For more information: 
Visit the CFI website