movie "No Dinosaurs in Heaven" and pizza

Come celebrate Darwin Month with friends of the Baltimore Coalition of
Reason and show your support for reason and evolution! Baltimore CoR
member organizations are hosting four Darwin-themed events in the
month of February. Our next big event is a screening of "No Dinosaurs
in Heaven", a documentary about evolution and the politics of science
education.

This event is hosted by the Towson Secular Student Alliance and
co-sponsored by the Maryland Chapter of Americans United for
Separation of Church and State.

When: Monday, February 11, 7:00 pm (pizza starting 6:30 pm)
Where: Towson University, Psychology Building (PY 304)
Meetup: (Insert your Meetup here or use http://meetu.ps/tyTF8 )
Facebook: (Insert your Facebook event link here, or use the Baltimore
CoR Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/events/591279577553307/ )


About the Film:

"No Dinosaurs in Heaven" is a film essay that examines the hijacking
of science education by religious fundamentalists, threatening the
separation of church and state and dangerously undermining scientific
literacy. The documentary weaves together two strands: an examination
of the problem posed by creationists who earn science education
degrees only to advocate anti-scientific beliefs in the classroom; and
a visually stunning raft trip down the Grand Canyon, led by Dr.
Eugenie Scott, that debunks creationist explanations for its
formation. These two strands expose the fallacies in the “debate,”
manufactured by anti-science forces, that creationism is a valid
scientific alternative to evolution.

Emmy Award-winning director (Before Stonewall, Paris Was a Woman) and
science educator Greta Schiller uses her own experience — with a
graduate school biology professor who refused to teach evolution — to
expose the insidious effect that so-called “creationist science” has
had on science education. No Dinosaurs in Heaven intelligently argues
that public education must steadfastly resist the encroachment of
religion in the form of anti-evolution creationism, and that science
literacy is crucial to a healthy democracy.

Parking in the Towsontown Garage costs $2 per hour until 8:00 pm.


Look for announcements and meetups for three more events this month:

Feb 3: "Common Misconceptions About Evolution" by Prof. Roger
Sloboda, at the Baltimore Ethical Society http://bmorethical.org

Feb 10: "People, Animals and Beasts: Ethical Evolution" by Hugh
Taft-Morales, at the Baltimore Ethical Society http://bmorethical.org

Feb 27: "Darwin's Extra Sense", film screening at the Baltimore
Ethical Society http://bmorethical.org

Baltimore Coalition of Reason website:

http://BaltimoreCoR.org/

Towson Secular Student Alliance

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ssatowson/

Maryland Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State

http://au-md.org/

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  • Jack P.

    Tons of great info on the various groups in Baltimore, the perfect "first event" to attend!

    February 12, 2013

  • Charles M.

    I have a class, but I expect it to finish early, so I might just be there.

    February 10, 2013

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