Thursday, August 20, 2009

Eugenie Scott Lecture + Drinking Skeptically

Two new events to announce... First the easy one:

Drinking Skeptically, August 9. Same bat-time (7:00). Same bat-channel (Piper Down, in the back).

Come have a drink or two with other skeptics, rationalists and freethinkers.

Now for the more exciting one:

Eugenie Scott Lecture: What Will the Creationists Do Next?
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Utah Valley University Library Auditorium
800 West University Parkway, Orem

Join Salt City Skeptics to see Eugenie Scott's lecture "What Will the Creationists Do Next?"

If you don't know who Eugenie Scott is, you should. Scott is the executive director of the National Center for Science Education, an awesome group helping to keep science in -- and dogma out of -- the classroom. During the Dover trial, Scott helped lead the charge in successfully keeping Intelligent Design Creationsim out of public schools. Scott's numerous media appearances have included PBS' Nova and Evolution series and Penn & Teller's Bullshit!. Additionally, Scott and was one of several evolution proponents featured in the pro-Intelligent Design film Expelled.

Scott is one of the staunchest defenders of quality science education today. It's a rare chance to get to see her speak and meet her. Don't miss it!

The event is mid-day on a weekday, so I understand that not everyone can attend. If you're interested in carpooling (as Scott will be speaking at Utah Valley University in Orem), write me or post in the comments for this event.

Afterwards, we'll meetup for an early dinner and drinks.. Anyone know of a good spot in Utah County?

1 comment:

  1. I think, for the easy one, you may have meant September 9? I'm planning to be there, and I'm definitely interested in hearing Eugenie Scott speak.