"Darwin Year Panel Discussion" - Feb 15 @ 1 PM - Rondo Library St Paul

"Darwin Year Panel Discussion"


2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origins of Species. In honor of this, we have assembled a distinguished panel of scientists to give us their thoughts on evolution, creationism, and Darwin. The panelists are: PZ Myers, Randy Moore, Greg Laden, Sehoya Cotner, and Jane Phillips.

The discussion will be moderated by Lynn Fellman. Lynn is a frequent science interviewer on our Atheists Talk radio program. She is also an independent artist and designer (FellmanStudio.com) who incorporates science into her work.

1:00-1:15 p.m. - Social time.
1:15-1:45 p.m. - MNA business meeting, including annual elections.
1:45-2:00 p.m. - Social time.
2:00-3:00 p.m. - Panel discussion.
3:00-3:30 p.m. - Social time.
4:00 p.m. - Dinner at a nearby restaurant.

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  • Bob Schmitz

    Great discussion.

    February 15, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    The panelists were great. It's great being able to pick the brains of such knowledgeable people.

    February 15, 2009

  • Grant Steves

    This was an exceptional meeting that informed and helped us to realize the importance of science at all levels of education. We need to be vigilant in our scrutiny of public education and the science programs offered. Do these programs follow the law keeping creationism and superstition out of the school's curriculum or are they breaking the law by allowing religion to be taught in the classroom as science. Our failure will be the schools failure.

    February 15, 2009

  • Crystal D.

    The panel was great, really fun and informative to listen to.

    February 15, 2009

  • Grant Steves

    I was impressed by the quality of the panel and participation of the audience. This participatory style of presentation was successful. Hopefully, we will have more programs that have a similar style of interaction.
    The content of the program was needed to keep up alert to the intrusion of creationism in the science curriculum of public schools.

    February 15, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    The panelists were very knowledgeable. There were a few technical problems, and the room filled up quickly, but was informative.

    February 15, 2009

  • Paul Cocoanto

    wonderful, magnificent, insightful

    February 15, 2009

  • Brad Bolin

    A microphone would have been a great help to those of us in the back.

    February 15, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I drove to University and Dale at 2:00 and apparently got there too late. There was not a single place to park, so I had to turn around and go home. Sorry I missed it and I guess I should have gotten there at 1:00.
    Linda Fraser

    February 15, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll keep that in mind, especially for new locations. Fortunately, the Meetup includes a link to the library which has location information including transit and parking.

    January 29, 2009

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