Answers In Science:PZ Myers, Aron Ra, Lilandra, Mike Aus, Zack Kopplin, and More

Come hear world-renowned guest speakers talk about cosmology, paleontology, geology, evolution, as well as the importance of science education for our nation's youth at "Answers In Science: What On Earth Do We Know?"

This event will provide a scientific counterpoint to some of the radical, pseudo-scientific claims that are out there (e.g. that the universe is less than 7,000 years old, and that dinosaurs co-existed with humanity) and explain what the science actually tells us regarding the history of the Earth and history of the universe, all taking place at one of the world's top paleontology halls at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Speakers include:

This event will be taking place in the Moran Lecture Hall, located directly below the Morian Hall of Paleontology. After entering the museum, proceed to the entrance to the General Exhibits and tell the attendant that you are there to attend "Answers In Science", and they will let you through.

All attendees will have free admission to all of the Houston Museum of Natural Science's permanent exhibits, including the recently constructed Morian Hall of Paleontology. The museum closes at 6 PM, so you will have at least an hour after the talks to enjoy the museum. Parking in the garage will also be validated free of charge.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10. Donations can be made in advance via Paypal payment using this link (please indicate that donation is for "Answers In Science"), and all donors of $10 or more will be given priority admission on the day of the event.

Please arrive early as space is limited to the first 220 attendees.

UPDATE: In collaboration with Atheists Helping the Homeless, we will be holding a donation drive at Answers In Science for toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss). Simply bring the items with you to the museum and into the lecture hall, where we will have a designated location to drop off the donations. All donations will then be distributed directly to the homeless via the Atheists Helping the Homeless Houston chapter!

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  • Vic W.

    Links to the coverage of Answers in Science thus far: Opposing Views: http://bit.ly/14Z5QQX­
    The Skeptiles Podcast (Starts 2:05): http://bit.ly/13JAUsk­
    KPFT Radio 8/2/13 (Starts 2:55): http://bit.ly/1cgA63M­
    KPFT Radio 8/5/13 (Starts 26:19): http://bit.ly/1cNTpiv­
    Inner Side Radio http://www.acksisofevil.org/405...­
    Skepchick.org: http://bit.ly/16IDmhv­
    Friendly Atheist: http://bit.ly/16FmsCd­

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • Vic W.

    Thanks to all of the 250+ people who came out to Answers in Science, and thanks especially to everyone on the planning committee who helped put everything together over these past 3+ months! Also thanks to everyone for your generous contributions, which were more than enough to cover the total expenses for the event (all “profits” went towards honorariums to our speakers, several of which generously decided to forgo their honorariums or asked that we donate them towards charity; as a result we’ve made donations to the Texas Freedom Network and the Houston Museum of Natural Science on their behalf)! So far Answers in Science has received coverage from KPFT News, The Skeptiles Podcast, Inner Side Radio, OpposingViews.com, FriendlyAtheist.com and Skepchick.org (links to follow). Also, all of Answers in Science was recorded, and video of all the talks will be uploaded to the Houston Atheists and Humanists of Houston YouTube channels once they are edited.

    August 16, 2013

  • Catherine

    Interested in affecting change in the Science, Math and History textbooks in public schools? Seen "The Revisionaries"? Email [masked]
    http://www.tea.state.tx.us/inde...­ <--Adoption cycle info.

    August 8, 2013

  • Carl C

    Great presentatinos on an extremely important topic...more please!

    1 · August 6, 2013

  • Boaz A.

    Very interesting and informative.

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Vic W.

    One final reminder that we WILL be at full capacity on Sunday, so please be sure to arrive early to help ensure a seat!

    As noted, everyone who voluntarily donates $10 or more (in advance, or at the door) will be given priority admission, with doors opening at approximately 12:30 PM until 12:50 PM.

    At 12:50 PM we will open up the seating to everyone for general admission, and begin the program shortly after 1 PM.

    Please keep in mind that seats are NOT guaranteed, even for those who have pre-donated, and we are limited to 220 total seats.

    Thanks and we look forward to seeing a great turnout on Sunday!

    August 3, 2013

  • Vic W.

    Creationist author David Shormann caught wind of our activities this weekend, and has attempted (and failed) to have Answers in Science shut down. The Texas Freedom Network with a recap: http://tfninsider.org/2013/07/3...­

    August 2, 2013

    • Teresa

      WTF? That is ludicrous.

      1 · August 3, 2013

  • Vic W.

    With Answers in Science just a few days away, please note that we expect to be at full capacity on Sunday, so please be sure to arrive early to help ensure a seat! As noted, everyone who voluntarily donates $10 or more (in advance, or at the door) will be given priority admission, with doors opening at approximately 12:30 PM until 12:50 PM. At 12:50 PM we will open up the seating to everyone for general admission, and begin the program shortly after 1 PM. Please keep in mind that seats are not guaranteed, and that even if you have pre-donated you will still need to arrive early to ensure a seat! Thanks and we look forward to seeing a great turnout on Sunday!

    July 30, 2013

    • Teresa

      I sent in my $10 donation to HoH and have a receipt.

      However there was no space to put "answers in science" on the form. I would still like to be given priority admission the same as other donors. Thanks!

      1 · August 3, 2013

  • Vic W.

    We will be having several people live-tweeting Answers in Science!

    Also, everyone is welcome to do the same using hashtag ‪#‎AIS‬

    The official Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/AnswersNScie...­

    August 2, 2013

  • Vic W.

    UPDATE: In collaboration with Atheists Helping the Homeless, we will be holding a donation drive at Answers In Science for toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss). Simply bring the items with you to the museum and into the lecture hall, where we will have a designated location to drop off the donations. All donations will then be distributed directly to the homeless via the Atheists Helping the Homeless Houston chapter!

    1 · July 29, 2013

  • Vic W.

    UPDATE: Joining our speaker lineup at Answers In Science will be Kathy Miller, President of the Texas Freedom Network!

    http://www.tfn.org/site/PageSer...­ Some of you may be familiar with Kathy from the recent documentary The Revisionaries, which she was featured prominently in: http://www.therevisionariesmovi...­

    July 26, 2013

  • Vic W.

    Picked up at FriendlyAtheist.com!

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/fr...­

    July 21, 2013

  • Vic W.

    Update: Also joining our speaker lineup will be Jonathan Madren, senior geochemist from a local energy company to speak about the geologic age of the earth!

    "Jonathan Madren received a B.S. in chemistry from the university of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.S. in Geology from the University of Houston. Raised in a deeply religious family, he currently works for an independent oil and gas producer as a petroleum geochemist."

    July 16, 2013

  • Boaz A.

    Looking forward to it.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • sara s.

    can donaions begiven at the entrance?

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure. By dint of the tenets of propositional logic, I must ask, "What are the qualifications of those on the panel? What is the accountability to charge for this event, and what are the qualifications of each panel member to speak on Science?"

    July 3, 2013

    • Vic W.

      As mentioned above, donations are purely voluntary and it is not necessary to donate in order to attend the event. All donations will help to cover the speakers' expenses and the rental cost for the facility. Also, the hyperlinks in the description above can be used to find out more information about the speakers and their accomplishments/qualific­ations.

      1 · July 4, 2013

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