THURSDAY: Eugenie Scott Fields Q&A Session on Teaching Evolution and Creationism in Schools

Eugenie Scott is a leading figure in the effort to keep creationism out of public-school science curricula. She will open up with a brief introductory statement and will then throw the floor open for questions and discussion.

Who: Eugenie Scott, Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education
When: Thursday, May 3, at 4 p.m.
Where: Braunstein 301

After her discussion at UC, Scott will be presenting a formal lecture that evening at the Cincinnati Museum Center Thursday night, entitled “Why Universities and Museums Don’t Present Creationism as Science.” (The Cincinnati Museum Center talk will be in Reakirt Auditorium at 7 p.m.)

About Eugenie Scott

Besides being the executive director of NCSE, Inc., Scott is also the author of Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction. She has led workshops, conferences and seminars to explain the scientific basis for evolutionary theory and why “intelligent design” fails to meet science criteria. In her upcoming lecture, Scott will present the basis for teaching the evolutionary theory in the classroom and museums. Scott, a former university professor, has been both a researcher and an activist in the creationism/evolution controversy for over 20 years. She addresses many components of this controversy, including educational, legal, scientific, religious and social issues. She has received national recognition for her NCSE activities, including awards from the National Science Board, the American Society for Cell Biology, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the Geological Society of America and the American Humanist Association. Scott received her PhD in Physical Anthropology from the University of Missouri.

About the National Center for Science Education
NCSE states that it is the only national organization to specialize in defending the teaching of evolution in public schools. They provide

  • reviews of current anti-evolution activity in the United States and around the world. 
  • background to the fundamentally creationist and anti-evolution movement known as "Intelligent Design."
  • detailed information on the Creation/Evolution controversy from 1859 to the present.
  • resources for parents, teachers, school boards, and the general public seeking advice, information or help in defending the teaching of evolution.
  • increased public understanding of evolution and of the nature of scientific knowledge.

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