Dr. Eugenie Scott
"Evolution vs. Creationism" - Psychology Club Speaker Series
- Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 7:00pm
- Jackson Theatre, Smith Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, Ohlone College, Fremont campus
- Tickets: General Admission $10
- Smith Center Box Office / Information
The Ohlone College Psychology Club presents Dr. Eugenie Scott, Physical Anthropologist and Executive Director, National Center for Science Education.
- What are evolution and creationism, and why are they controversial to some people?
- What is the evidence that animals evolve from earlier life forms?
- What’s the harm in teaching creationism in public school science classes?
- What are the legal and educational bases for teaching evolution?
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. In this talk, Dr. Scott presents the historical, legal, and ethical implications in the struggle to keep religious explanations of the origin of life out of the science curriculum.
Sponsored by a generous grant from the Associated Students of Ohlone College.
About Dr. Eugenie Scott
Dr. Eugenie Scott is a Physical Anthropologist and has served as the Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education in Oakland, CA since 1987. She is a native of Wisconsin, and first became interested in anthropology at the age of 10 after reading her sister’s college-level anthropology textbook.
She has taught anthropology at the university level since 1974, has published numer-ous research articles and popular publications, regularly engages in debates with creationists, and acts as a science consultant for news and educational television programs.
Dr. Scott is the author of:
- Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction (ISBN 978-0520261877)
- Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design is Wrong in Our Schools (ISBN 978-0807032787)