Science

'Not Over After Dover' Jan. 25

January 19, 2010

Eugenie Scott, the executive director of the National Center for Science Education, will discuss evolution and intelligent design in a presentation that is part of the Colloquium in the Life Sciences "Learn the Truth" series.

Eugenie Scott, Ph.D., executive director of the National Center for Science Education, will speak in the LSC East Ballroom on Jan. 25.

Monday, Jan. 25, 3 p.m.
Lory Student Center
East Ballroom

Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education and Colloquium in the Life Sciences speaker, asserts that the teaching of intelligent design in the classroom is a form of creationism.

The speakers in this colloquium will argue that:

  • Evolution isn't just a theory
  • Intelligent design is not science, but a religious argument
  • Teaching intelligent design along with evolution in the life science classroom is not harmless

Kitzmiller vs. Dover trial & aftermath

ASCSU and the student organization, Leaders in Free Thought invite you to join them on Jan. 25 for a talk that reveals "the truth about intelligent design." Eugenie Scott, Ph.D., executive director for the National Center for Science Education, will discuss the Kitzmiller trial and its aftermath. 

This presentation for the Colloquium in the Life Sciences “Learn the Truth” series is sponsored by ASCSU and will be free and open to the public. The presentation will begin at 3 p.m. in the East Ballroom, on the 2nd floor of the Lory Student Center. 

Panel discussion to follow

Following the presentation, there will be a panel discussion that will include Scott, Professors Mike Antolin and Meena Balgopal of Colorado State University, Chris Lee from Fort Collins High School, and Jason Malone from Poudre High School. Scott is hosted by Jeric Harper, president of Leaders in Free Thought.

Intelligent design proponents develop new strategies

The 2005, Kitzmiller vs. Dover trial was the first test of the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design... and intelligent design failed. The plaintiffs successfully argued that intelligent design is a form of creationism, and that the school board policy violated the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.

The Judge ruled that “The overwhelming evidence at trial established that ID is a religious view, a mere re-labeling of creationism, and not a scientific theory.”

"In response," Scott says, "The creationist movement has evolved new strategies for teaching the 'strengths and weaknesses,' but these turn out to be just creationism in disguise."
 
Eugenie Scott has devoted her life to advancing science education and the public understanding of evolution. She recently received the Stephen Jay Gould Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution for her efforts.

This event is being sponsored by the Associated Students of Colorado State University.


Contact: Leon Van Eck
E-mail: cas_colloquium@mail.colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-5025

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