NCSE Past Events

Supporting Science, Benefiting Society

Featuring: 
Joshua Rosenau, NCSE
Portrait of Josh Rosenauwith:
Greg Dworki
Time: 
5:00pm
Date: 
July 22, 2010
Location: 
Netroots Nation 2010 Conference
Rio Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada

Despite the "Republican war on science," scientific research and education continue to advance. In the last year, the Large Hadron Collider began operation as the most powerful particle accelerator on Earth, the Hubble Space Telescope was given new life, pandemic flu was averted thanks to public health campaigns and in spite of anti-vaccine denialists, climate change legislation made unprecedented advances even as emails stolen from a climate researcher gave the public a confusing view of science’s inner workings, and statewide science standards were found to require more and better evolution lessons than ever before. Scientific and technological advances require not just scientific experts, but an engaged public that appreciates the value of science and policies that encourage and support cutting-edge science education and research. A panel of scientists will discuss steps concerned citizens can and have taken to ensure scientific advances continue for the betterment of society.

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The ABCs of the Education Culture Wars

Featuring: 
Steven Newton, NCSE
portrait of Steven Newtonwith:
Dan Quin
Time: 
12:30am
Date: 
July 22, 2010
Location: 
Netroots Nation 2010 Conference
Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Activists and leaders on the right have spent the past three decades running “stealth” candidates and funding pressure groups in an effort to shape what American students learn in their public schools. Two of the fiercest state battlegrounds in the education culture wars have been Texas and Kansas, where social conservatives have, at various times, taken control of their respective State Boards of Education. The flash points in those battlegrounds have often been science and social studies, particularly instruction on evolution, the role of religion in the nation’s founding and efforts to promote conservative icons and ideology in textbooks and classrooms. Panelists will explore areas where the right has been most successful in its efforts to hijack education in service of a political agenda. They will also discuss resources available to progressive bloggers and activists who want to uncover, monitor and counter the right’s efforts at local, state and federal levels.

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Supporting Science, Benefiting Society

Time: 
9:00am to 10:15am
Date: 
July 22, 2010
Location: 
Netroots Nation 2010 Conference
Rio Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada

Despite the "Republican war on science," scientific research and education continue to advance. In the last year, the Large Hadron Collider began operation as the most powerful particle accelerator on Earth, the Hubble Space Telescope was given new life, pandemic flu was averted thanks to public health campaigns and in spite of anti-vaccine denialists, climate change legislation made unprecedented advances even as emails stolen from a climate researcher gave the public a confusing view of science’s inner workings, and statewide science standards were found to require more and better evolution lessons than ever before. Scientific and technological advances require not just scientific experts, but an engaged public that appreciates the value of science and policies that encourage and support cutting-edge science education and research. A panel of scientists will discuss steps concerned citizens can and have taken to ensure scientific advances continue for the betterment of society.

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The ABCs of the Education Culture Wars

Time: 
4:30pm to 5:45pm
Date: 
July 22, 2010
Location: 
Netroots Nation 2010 Conference
Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Activists and leaders on the right have spent the past three decades running “stealth” candidates and funding pressure groups in an effort to shape what American students learn in their public schools. Two of the fiercest state battlegrounds in the education culture wars have been Texas and Kansas, where social conservatives have, at various times, taken control of their respective State Boards of Education. The flash points in those battlegrounds have often been science and social studies, particularly instruction on evolution, the role of religion in the nation’s founding and efforts to promote conservative icons and ideology in textbooks and classrooms. Panelists will explore areas where the right has been most successful in its efforts to hijack education in service of a political agenda. They will also discuss resources available to progressive bloggers and activists who want to uncover, monitor and counter the right’s efforts at local, state and federal levels.

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Can I Believe in God and Accept Evolution? // ¿Puedo Creer en Dios y al Mismo Tiempo Aceptar la Evolución?

Featuring: 
Peter M.J. Hess, Ph.D.

Time: 
3:00am
Date: 
June 21, 2010
Location: 
Schoenberg Hall
St. Joseph Parish
212 N 4th St.
Yakima, WA


In the last decade there has been much sensational news coverage of creationism, “intelligent design,” and the biological theory of evolution. Is there really a conflict between these various positions? Can we both (1) believe in God, and at the same time (2) accept the evolutionary assumptions of modern biology? Not only is it possible, but it is essential that religious traditions integrate the evolutionary world view into their theologies and religious cultures.

Dr. Peter Hess is a Theologian and a practicing Catholic.

Admission is free

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En la década pasada había muchas noticias dramáticas sobre el creacionismo, "diseño inteligente," y la teoría biológica de evolución. ¿Hay un conflicto entre estas posiciones? ¿Podemos (1) creer en Dios, y al mismo tiempo, (2) aceptar las ideas evolucionarias de la biología moderna?

El Dr. Peter Hess, del Centro Nacional para la Educación Científica en Oakland, CA, y un católico, explorará unas dimensiones importantes de la relación entre ciencia y religión.

Dr. Hess habla español si tiene preguntas, pero la lectura estará en puro inglés.
El costo es gratis

For more information: 
Call Fr. Alan Yost, SJ: 509-248-1911

Para más información sobre la lectura:
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Can I Believe in God and Accept Evolution? // ¿Puedo Creer en Dios y al Mismo Tiempo Aceptar la Evolución?

Time: 
7:00pm
Date: 
June 21, 2010
Location: 
Schoenberg Hall
St. Joseph Parish
212 N 4th St.
Yakima, WA


In the last decade there has been much sensational news coverage of creationism, “intelligent design,” and the biological theory of evolution. Is there really a conflict between these various positions? Can we both (1) believe in God, and at the same time (2) accept the evolutionary assumptions of modern biology? Not only is it possible, but it is essential that religious traditions integrate the evolutionary world view into their theologies and religious cultures.

Dr. Peter Hess is a Theologian and a practicing Catholic.

Admission is free

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En la década pasada había muchas noticias dramáticas sobre el creacionismo, "diseño inteligente," y la teoría biológica de evolución. ¿Hay un conflicto entre estas posiciones? ¿Podemos (1) creer en Dios, y al mismo tiempo, (2) aceptar las ideas evolucionarias de la biología moderna?

El Dr. Peter Hess, del Centro Nacional para la Educación Científica en Oakland, CA, y un católico, explorará unas dimensiones importantes de la relación entre ciencia y religión.

Dr. Hess habla español si tiene preguntas, pero la lectura estará en puro inglés.
El costo es gratis

For more information: 
Call Fr. Alan Yost, SJ: 509-248-1911

Para más información sobre la lectura:
Favor de llamar al Padre Alan Yost, SJ: 509-248-1911
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Truth, Symbol, and Meaning: Negotiating Cosmogonic Stories and Scientific Accounts of the World

Featuring: 
Peter M.J. Hess, Ph.D.


Time: 
3:00am
Date: 
June 18, 2010
Location: 
The Sunriver Area Public Library
56855 Venture Lane
Sunriver, Oregon




For more information: 
Visit the Deschutes Public Library website or call (541) 312-1034
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Truth, Symbol, and Meaning: Negotiating Cosmogonic Stories and Scientific Accounts of the World

Time: 
7:00pm
Date: 
June 18, 2010
Location: 
The Sunriver Area Public Library
56855 Venture Lane
Sunriver, Oregon




For more information: 
Visit the Deschutes Public Library website or call (541) 312-1034
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Evolution and God: Can We Believe in Both?

Featuring: 
Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.
Time: 
2:30am
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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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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