Darwin Month with Baltimore COR at Towson University

Monday, February 11, 7:00 pm (pizza starting 6:30 pm)
Location: Towson University, Psychology Building (PY 304)
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.

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.

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  • Horace T.

    Movie and discussion positive. Needs more meetings for better focusing the resilience of education against the strategic imposition of churches.

    February 12, 2013

  • Paul

    Excellent movie and presentation, good turnout and discussions, delicious pizza! Hope more events like this will happen.

    February 11, 2013

  • Monique S.

    here is a link to a map of the Towson campus:
    http://www.towson.edu/creativeservices/images/Campusmap_COLOR.pdf

    February 10, 2013

  • Monique S.

    MAY BE,
    very interesting. not sure if I can make it but will try

    January 21, 2013

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