NCSE Past Events

The Amaz!ng Meeting

Time: 
12:00am
Date: 
November 26, 2010 to November 28, 2010
Location: 
Sydney Masonic Centre
66 Goulburn Street
Sydney, NSW
Australia


TAM, the Amaz!ng Meeting, is the biggest get-together in the Skeptical universe, and in November 2010, TAM comes to Australia. TAM features the best and most interesting, humorous and controversial Skeptics from around the world, and TAM Australia will be the largest event of its kind ever held here.

The line-up includes James Randi, Simon Singh, the entire cast of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, Brian Dunning from Skeptoid, Krissy Wilson, Eugenie Scott, George Hrab from the Geologic Podcast, Dr Karl, Fred Watson, Rachael Dunlop and a host of other local and overseas skeptics and freethinkers. TAM Australia offers a variety of divertissements, from education and entertainment to the camaraderie and shared experiences you can only get at Skeptical meetings.

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Inherit the Wind: Screening and discussion

Featuring: 
Eugenie C. Scott and Joshua Rosenau
Time: 
3:00am
Date: 
November 12, 2010
Location: 
Tan Hall 775 (the McCollum room) on the UC Berkeley campus — Tan Hall is located at C5 on this map, across from the Hearst Mining Circle. It is about a half mile walk from the Berkeley BART station. Parking is available on Gayley Road, and also on campus after 6:00 p.m. Go to the top floor and follow the popcorn smells!

Inherit the Wind is a Rorschach test: the authors intended it as a not-too-thinly-veiled commentary on the repression of freedom of thought of the McCarthy era and its accompanying Communist witch-hunts and Hollywood blacklists. Yet to many, it primarily represents the Scopes trial — even though the differences between the movie and that historic event over the banning of the teaching of evolution are more numerous than the similarities. Join us for a viewing and a discussion: How does Inherit the Wind resonate with issues today such as the teaching of evolution and freedom of thought?

We'll provide the popcorn! Bring your own (non-alcoholic) drinks.

Cosponsored by Bay Area Skeptics.

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Inherit the Wind: Screening and discussion

Time: 
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Date: 
November 12, 2010
Location: 
Tan Hall 775 (the McCollum room) on the UC Berkeley campus — Tan Hall is located at C5 on this map, across from the Hearst Mining Circle. It is about a half mile walk from the Berkeley BART station. Parking is available on Gayley Road, and also on campus after 6:00 p.m. Go to the top floor and follow the popcorn smells!

Inherit the Wind is a Rorschach test: the authors intended it as a not-too-thinly-veiled commentary on the repression of freedom of thought of the McCarthy era and its accompanying Communist witch-hunts and Hollywood blacklists. Yet to many, it primarily represents the Scopes trial — even though the differences between the movie and that historic event over the banning of the teaching of evolution are more numerous than the similarities. Join us for a viewing and a discussion: How does Inherit the Wind resonate with issues today such as the teaching of evolution and freedom of thought?

We'll provide the popcorn! Bring your own (non-alcoholic) drinks.

Cosponsored by Bay Area Skeptics.

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Resource Depletion and Human Overpopulation in Evolutionary Perspective

Featuring: 
Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.- NCSE & Richard J. McDonald, Ph.D.
Peter M.J. Hess
Time: 
6:00pm
Date: 
November 6, 2010
Location: 
Bell Memorial Union Main (BMU)
Room 303
California State University
400 West First Street
Chico, CA


We will examine oil as the first of several critical resources that will decline dramatically. Discussion of other resources will show that the “electric economy” is equally unsustainable. We will discuss how the population will decline, either by resource wars, famine, and disease, or by comprehensive sustainability education and population reduction through natural attrition.

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Desktop Protein Synthesis

Featuring: 
Louise Mead, Ph.D. - NCSE, & Pamela Harman - SETI Institute
Time: 
7:30pm
Date: 
November 6, 2010
Location: 
Professional Development Conference
National Association of Biology Teachers
Hyatt Regency
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Hands-on Workshop
Practice using paper patterns to create a protein synthesis model on a poster that demonstrated deeper conceptual understanding. Take home lesson and animation on CD.

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Resource Depletion and Human Overpopulation in Evolutionary Perspective

Time: 
10:00am to 11:00am
Date: 
November 6, 2010
Location: 
Bell Memorial Union Main (BMU)
Room 303
California State University
400 West First Street
Chico, CA


We will examine oil as the first of several critical resources that will decline dramatically. Discussion of other resources will show that the “electric economy” is equally unsustainable. We will discuss how the population will decline, either by resource wars, famine, and disease, or by comprehensive sustainability education and population reduction through natural attrition.

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Desktop Protein Synthesis

Time: 
11:30am to 12:45pm
Date: 
November 6, 2010
Location: 
Professional Development Conference
National Association of Biology Teachers
Hyatt Regency
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Hands-on Workshop
Practice using paper patterns to create a protein synthesis model on a poster that demonstrated deeper conceptual understanding. Take home lesson and animation on CD.

For more information: 
Visit the NABT website
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Evolution of Life: Molecular Evidence and Evolutionary Relationships

Featuring: 
Louise Mead, Ph.D. - NCSE, & Pamela Harman - SETI Institute
Time: 
9:30pm
Date: 
November 5, 2010
Location: 
Professional Development Conference
National Association of Biology Teachers
Greenway G
Hyatt Regency
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Special Workshop
NCSE and SETI Institute present a look at intra-species variation, natural selection, changing biodiversity and modeling relationships among living organisms. The workshop includes a six-week high school curriculum, Evolution of Life, on CD.

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Communicating Human Evolution

Featuring: 
Louise Mead, Ph.D.- NCSE, & Rebecca Jordan, Ph.D.- Rutgers Univ.
Time: 
11:45pm
Date: 
November 5, 2010
Location: 
Professional Development Conference
National Association of Biology Teachers
Nicollett D2
Hyatt Regency
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Hands-on Workshop
Human evolution can be a great way to teach about evolution, but also one of the more challenging. Come share your experiences communicating human evolution..

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Evolution of Life: Molecular Evidence and Evolutionary Relationships

Time: 
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Date: 
November 5, 2010
Location: 
Professional Development Conference
National Association of Biology Teachers
Greenway G
Hyatt Regency
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Special Workshop
NCSE and SETI Institute present a look at intra-species variation, natural selection, changing biodiversity and modeling relationships among living organisms. The workshop includes a six-week high school curriculum, Evolution of Life, on CD.

For more information: 
Visit the NABT website
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