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New Meetup: Dr. Eugenie Scott at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

From: Sam O.
Sent on: Friday, September 11, 2009 7:42 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Greater Houston Skeptic Society!

What: Dr. Eugenie Scott at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

When: September 30,[masked]:30 PM

Where:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
One Hermann Circle Drive
Houston, TX 77030
(713)[masked]

As part of the Houston Museum of Natural Science lecture series, Dr. Eugenie Scott will be the guest speaker on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 6:30pm.

Houston Museum of Natural Science
One Hermann Circle Drive
Houston, TX 77030






From creationism to creation science to intelligent design to the present day ?evidence against evolution? approach, antievolutionists have consistently changed their strategy in response to legal decisions. Evolution traditionally has been presented as weak or invalid science, and as incompatible with Christian faith. Currently, the teaching of antievolutionary ideas in science class is framed as having pedagogical value ? yet there is little academic value in teaching as science ideas that are not scientific. These culture wars are too frequently brought into the classroom, hampering the science education of the next generation of Americans.

Dr. Eugenie Scott is the Executive Director of National Center for Science Education, a nonprofit that supports evolution in science education. She began her career as a physical anthropologist. She has been both a researcher and an activist in the creationism/evolution controversy for over twenty-five years. This March Dr. Scott addressed the Texas Board of Education in Austin when they met to revise science standards.

Following the program, Dr. Scott will sign copies of her books Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction and Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design is Wrong for Our Schools.






Tickets available online at:

http://store.hmns.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=928&venue=1

Or you can call the box office at 713/[masked], or purchase ticket at the museum box office.

Ticket prices:

$12 museum members, $17 nonmembers

If we get at least 20, we can get a group rate of $13 per ticket.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/HoustonSkeptics/calendar/11351225/

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