"No Dinosaurs in Heaven" -hyjacking of science edu. And skype with Eugenie Scott

  • March 17, 2012 · 7:00 PM

>>>This was Josh Hyde's idea, organizer of the Northland Freethinkers, to join his group with the Skeptics for one big night bridging both sides of the river (Mo & Ks). He's bringing the movie.

To start the evening we will have one of our members, Adam McCormick, talk about his part in "No Dinosaurs in Heaven", then we will watch the 70 minute film and after that Eugenie Scott will join us on skype for a Q&A.  A great night so JOIN US!

Eugenie Carol Scott (born October 24, 1945) is an American physical anthropologist who has been the executive director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) since 1987. She is a leading critic of young earth creationism and intelligent design

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenie_Scott

 

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 StonewallParis 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.

No Dinos Trailer: http://www.nodinos.com/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Dr. Scott is one of the best people I have ever met in person, it was an absolute pleasure to be back in touch with her.

    March 18, 2012

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