Pojeta Award acceptance speech by NCSE’s Scott now on-line


Eugenie C. Scott

When NCSE's founding executive director Eugenie C. Scott received the John and Mary Lou Pojeta Service Award from the Paleontological Society in 2018, she gave a brief address, which is now published (PDF) in the Journal of Paleontology.

In her address, Scott discussed her career in helping communities resist the encroachments of creationism on the public schools, emphasizing the importance of the support of the Paleontological Society and many of its members including Niles Eldredge and Stephen Jay Gould: "the job would have been much more difficult without your having my back," she told the audience.

The Pojeta award was established to recognize exceptional professional or public service by individuals or groups in the field of paleontology above and beyond that of existing formal roles or responsibilities.