Press Release - Office of College Advancement

Friday, March 11, 2011
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College

For Immediate Release:

Dr. Eugenie Scott Brings the Controversial “Evolution vs. Creationism” Debate to Ohlone College

Dr. Eugenie Scott.

Fremont, CA—Based on her extensive experience in researching and teaching evolutionary biology, physical anthropologist, Dr. Eugenie Scott discusses attempts by creationists to discourage the teaching of Evolution in public school science classrooms. “I never say that evolution is a fact. Evolution is a theory. It's much more important than a fact, because theories explain things,” says Dr. Scott. In this talk, she presents the historical, legal, and ethical implications in the struggle to keep religious explanations of the origin of life out of the science curriculum. Whether they call it Creationism, Creation Science, or Intelligent Design, the anti-evolutionists have consistently attacked the Theory of Evolution. Dr. Eugenie Scott takes this heated, controversial topic, and explains it from both a historic and scientific point of view.

Dr. Eugenie Scott has served as the Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) in Oakland, California since 1987. She has taught anthropology at the university level since 1974 and has received numerous awards, such as the 2002 Public Service Award from the National Science Board, for her dedicated work in the field of science, especially in evolutionary theory. Dr. Scott is the author of Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction and co-author of Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design is Wrong for Our Schools. She is also a science consultant for news and educational television programs.

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