NCSE Past Events

Evolution and God: Can We Believe in Both?

Time: 
6:30pm
Date: 
June 17, 2010
Location: 
Wille Hall CCB 201
Central Oregon Community College
Bend, Oregon

Peter M.J. HessPeter M.J. Hess
Tickets are available in advance from the Sunriver Nature Center, (541) 593-4394 or (541) 593-4442, or at the door. Tickets are $10 ($8 members for members of the Sunriver Nature Center); $3 for students with ID (scholarships available if needed).

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Joshua Rosenau, unidentified Darwinist, Steven NewtonJoshua Rosenau, unidentified Darwinist, Steven Newton

Creationism since Dover: Current crises in curricula across the country

Featuring: 
Steven Newton & Joshua Rosenau
Time: 
11:00pm
Date: 
June 4, 2010
Location: 

American Humanist Association Meeting
Doubletree Hotel
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA

Rosenau and Newton will share their experiences at the nation's only organization dedicated to defending evolution against creationist attacks in public schools. Rosenau, a biologist, and Newton, a geologist, will describe how creationist attacks have changed since the failure of intelligent design creationism in a Dover, PA courtroom in 2005. American Humanist AssociationThey will describe new anti-evolution laws being introduced across the nation, the impact of Texas' new requirement that textbooks include creationist claims, and the growing nexus between global warming denial and anti-evolutionism.

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Joshua Rosenau, unidentified Darwinist, Steven NewtonJoshua Rosenau, unidentified Darwinist, Steven Newton

Creationism since Dover: Current crises in curricula across the country

Time: 
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Date: 
June 4, 2010
Location: 

American Humanist Association Meeting
Doubletree Hotel
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA

Rosenau and Newton will share their experiences at the nation's only organization dedicated to defending evolution against creationist attacks in public schools. Rosenau, a biologist, and Newton, a geologist, will describe how creationist attacks have changed since the failure of intelligent design creationism in a Dover, PA courtroom in 2005. American Humanist AssociationThey will describe new anti-evolution laws being introduced across the nation, the impact of Texas' new requirement that textbooks include creationist claims, and the growing nexus between global warming denial and anti-evolutionism.

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Josh Rosenau

Leap of Faith: Intelligent Design after Dover

Featuring: 
Joshua Rosenau
Time: 
9:30pm
Date: 
May 16, 2010
Location: 

Berkeley Main Library, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
2090 Kittredge St.,
Berkeley, CA 94704

While many hoped that the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial of 2005 would put the final nail in intelligent design creationism's coffin, but creationism continues evolving. Since the judge's devastatingly thorough ruling in Dover, PA, new strategies have arrived in laws passed in Louisiana, new science standards passed in Texas, and a new textbook issued as a successor to Of Pandas and People – the textbook supplement central to the Kitzmiller trial. Rosenau, programs and policy director at the National Center for Science Education, will discuss NCSE's work defending science education and explore the ways that scientists and non-scientists alike can block such attacks on science.

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Contact: Larry Hicok for additional questions.

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Josh Rosenau

Leap of Faith: Intelligent Design after Dover

Time: 
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Date: 
May 16, 2010
Location: 

Berkeley Main Library, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
2090 Kittredge St.,
Berkeley, CA 94704

While many hoped that the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial of 2005 would put the final nail in intelligent design creationism's coffin, but creationism continues evolving. Since the judge's devastatingly thorough ruling in Dover, PA, new strategies have arrived in laws passed in Louisiana, new science standards passed in Texas, and a new textbook issued as a successor to Of Pandas and People – the textbook supplement central to the Kitzmiller trial. Rosenau, programs and policy director at the National Center for Science Education, will discuss NCSE's work defending science education and explore the ways that scientists and non-scientists alike can block such attacks on science.

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See event announcement.

Contact: Larry Hicok for additional questions.

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A Conversation with Eugenie C. Scott

Featuring: 
Time: 
9:00pm
Date: 
May 14, 2010
Location: 
University of Missouri
Columbia


A discussion with science faculty and students concerning the creationism and evolution controversy, its history and present-day manifestations. Sponsored by the Biology Department of the University of Missouri. The talk is in conjunction with Dr. Scott's receipt of an honorary degree from the University of Missouri on Saturday, May 15.

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A Conversation with Eugenie C. Scott

Time: 
1:00pm
Date: 
May 14, 2010
Location: 
University of Missouri
Columbia


A discussion with science faculty and students concerning the creationism and evolution controversy, its history and present-day manifestations. Sponsored by the Biology Department of the University of Missouri. The talk is in conjunction with Dr. Scott's receipt of an honorary degree from the University of Missouri on Saturday, May 15.

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Barbara ForrestBarbara Forrest

Back to the Future: The Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008

Featuring: 
Barbara Forrest
Time: 
7:00pm
Date: 
April 25, 2010
Location: 
Center for Inquiry Los Angeles
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90027

Barbara Forrest will speak to Atheists United on the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008. A member of NCSE's board of directors, she is the coauthor with Paul R. Gross of Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design (Oxford University Press, 2004; 2007, 2nd ed.), which details the political and religious aims of the "intelligent design" creationist movement. She served as an expert witness for the plaintiffs in the first legal case involving "intelligent design," Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District.

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Barbara ForrestBarbara Forrest

Back to the Future: The Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008

Time: 
11:00am
Date: 
April 25, 2010
Location: 
Center for Inquiry Los Angeles
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90027

Barbara Forrest will speak to Atheists United on the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008. A member of NCSE's board of directors, she is the coauthor with Paul R. Gross of Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design (Oxford University Press, 2004; 2007, 2nd ed.), which details the political and religious aims of the "intelligent design" creationist movement. She served as an expert witness for the plaintiffs in the first legal case involving "intelligent design," Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District.

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Science and Skepticism

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.

Time: 
5:00pm
Date: 
April 24, 2010
Location: 
SkeptiCal Conference
The David Brower Center
Allston Way & Oxford Street
Berkeley, California


Skeptics are the quintessential science fans. They enjoy learning about new scientific discoveries, they appreciate what science has given us in terms of a reliable food supply, greatly improved methods of coping with disease and infirmity, and technological discoveries that have improved communication and provided new sources of energy that can reduce human toil. So it is not surprising that skeptics tend to be short tempered when science is abused in the promotion of unscientific views --- some of which are injurious to our fellow citizens. But communicating the advantages of the scientific epistemology to our fellow citizens requires understanding some of the alternative ways of knowing commonly in use. Understanding reasoning from authority, reasoning from internal states of being, and reasoning using science will be discussed.

SkeptiCal
The Northern California Skeptics Conference
sponsored by
Bay Area Skeptics & Sacramento Skeptical Society


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