Denialists: The who and why of evolution rejection
For our closest event to Darwin Day: The talk will survey evolution rejection around the world, and discuss why it is so prevalent in some countries, over 200 years after Darwin and Wallace’s theories were unveiled. Especially worrying are countries where rejection of evolution has extended into national education practice. Some experience from Scotland will be covered. The links between evolution rejection and climate change denial will also be explored.
About the speaker:
Roger Downie is a semi-retired University of Glasgow zoologist. He has a wide range of research and teaching interests, including amphibian and reptile ecology and conservation, bioethics, animal welfare and biological evolution.
This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn't end up in anyone's pocket - it is used to fund our overhead costs, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield.
As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users