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Eugenie Scott: Science Denialsim
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 7:00–8:15 pm
Berkeley City College Auditorium: 2050 Center Street, between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St., in Berkeley (near the Downtown Berkeley BART station)
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Berkeley City College cordially invite you to attend a lecture by Dr. Eugenie Scott on “Science Denialism," which is part of the series Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics. This lecture series is dedicated to engaging the public through speakers on mathematics whose expertise, passion, and ability to explain what they do with math can be understood by all.
Both evolution and global warming are “controversial issues” in education, but are not controversial in the world of science. There is remarkable similarity in the techniques that are used by both camps to promote their views. The scientific issues are presented as “not being settled,” or that there is considerable debate among scientists over the validity of claims. Dr. Scott's presentation will explore and expand on these issues.
Dr. Eugenie Scott is executive director of the National Center for Science Education, Inc., a not-for-profit membership organization of scientists, teachers, and others that works to improve the teaching of science as a way of knowing, the teaching of evolution, and the teaching of climate change. A former college professor, she is an internationally-known expert on the creationism and evolution controversy. The author of Evolution vs Creationism: An Introduction and co-editor with Glenn Branch of Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design is Wrong for Our Schools, she is the recipient of numerous awards from scientists and educators.
RSVPs will be accepted beginning on February 13. Please come back to this webpage and RSVP at that time in order to reserve your seat and be issued a ticket to the lecture.
Please note: You must present a printed or electronic ticket at the doors to guarantee your seat in the auditorium. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
Want to join the Archimedes Society?
To reserve premium seats in advance and attend a pre-event reception, we invite you to join the Archimedes Society, MSRI's supporting membership of individual donors. To join the Archimedes Society, please visit https://tinyurl.com/msri-arch. Please indicate the total number of tickets in the "Comments" field. Archimedes Society members may bring one guest. Please RSVP by Sunday, Mar. 2 to reserve seating and attend the pre-event reception. Food and drinks will be provided at the reception.
The generous support of the Simons Foundation has made possible the "Not on the Test" MSRI-BCC lecture series.
9/11/13 - Tony DeRose: "Math in the Movies"
10/9/13 - Keith Devlin: "Video Games for Mathematics"
11/6/13 - Inez Fung: "Verifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions"
2/12/14 - Ge Wang: "Music, Computing, People"
3/12/14 - Eugenie Scott: "Science Denialism"
4/9/14 - Krishna Shenoy: Brain-Machine Interfaces