For anyone in the Missouri-Kansas area, my campus is hosting Eugenie Scott on Wednesday, March 5. She’ll be meeting with students and faculty, having a special session with earth science and anthropology students on teaching evolution amid anti-evolution laws, and an evening lecture on climate change denial. Students at the afternoon session must be earth science, anthropology, or science education majors and must have a reservation.
Eugenie Scott, a former university professor, served as the executive director of NCSE from 1987 to 2014; she now serves as the chair of NCSE’s Advisory Council. She has been both a researcher and an activist in the creationism/evolution controversy for over twenty-five years, and can address 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 scientific societies, educational societies, skeptics groups, and humanist groups. She holds nine honorary degrees, from McGill, Rutgers, Mt. Holyoke, the University of New Mexico, Ohio State, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Colorado College, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and Chapman University. A dynamic speaker, she offers stimulating and thought-provoking as well as entertaining lectures and workshops. Scott is the author of Evolution vs Creationism and co-editor, with Glenn Branch, of Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools.
Please email Dr. Jeff Yelton (email@example.com) or Dr. Jim Loch (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.