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Dinner with Eric Meikle, On the Front Lines of the Evolution Debate

Eric Meikle, Education Project Director for the National Center for Science Education, the group headed by Dr. Genie Scott. They promote the teaching of science, especially evolution and climate change, in the public schools.

Eric will be here for the National Association of Biology Teachers in Dallas. He and the NCSE have done so much for science education that I thought we should show him a little Texas hospitality and hear from him about the front lines of the evolution debate.

It is an informal meeting but he is a wonderful and interesting person and can tell us how we can continue this important work of science education advocacy.

Please join us. But do RSVP so we can have a large enough table.

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  • Barry D.

    Fascinating evening. Eric Meikle discussed the continued prevalence of evolution denial in the United States and explained how the National Center on Science Education ( supports everyone involved in school administration, parents and students, teachers and administrators, as well as policy-makers in the accurate teaching of evolution, and now, climate science. Meikle discussed the NCSE's role in assembling and supporting the team to ultimately prevailed in theKitzmiller vs Dover trial ( Area_School_District). Fortunately for NT Skeptics, accompanying Meikle to our dinner is none other than Robert Pennock (, philosopher of science and one of the witnesses for the plaintiff at the Dover trial.
    Pennock discussed his work a Michigan State as well as his book Tower of Babel: The Evidence Against the New Creationism.

    November 2, 2012

  • J C.

    I might need to come early or leave early because I will have my daughter and her bed time is 7, so if we come its likely she will be cranky by 8. I don't have a babysitter unfortunately so I will need to either bring her with, or not come.

    November 1, 2012

    • Barry D.

      Whenever you are there, we will be happy! Eric is working until around 6:30 but if you want to grab a table for us in the back, maybe bring a sign, if you are able, we will get there as soon as we can. And we will certainly understand if you have to leave early.

      November 1, 2012

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