Eugenie Scott to speak at U of L
From the C-J, news that Eugenie Scott, one of the most prominent voices for Evolution and evolution-- and in particular, evolution in the public schools-- will be speaking at U of L late next week.
Scott is the director of the "National Center for Science Education" and will speak on Thursday from 4-6 in the Allen Courtroom of the Brandeis School of Law and on Friday at noon in Room 139 of the Belknap Research Building.
Both events are free and open to the public.
I have mentioned her in two other blog posts:
It was interesting to hear the internal pseudo-debate among Darwinists about whether to be hard-core (e.g., Richard Dawkins and what he sold as his admirably truthful candor) and soft-core (e.g., Eugenie Scott and those who soft-pedal differences between religion and science-- and look for common ground with theists).
And here-- a brief mention of her as one of Ben Stein's interviews in Expelled.
In some of the literature from her organization (at least in the past), she has shown an annoying inability or unwillingness to distinguish between young-earth and old-earth biblical views, and between creationism and intelligent design. For one who represents a commitment to education, science, and scholarship, a continuation of such conflations would be unfortunate.
Anyway, if you're into Science &/or science, you'd probably find her to be some combo of provocative, insightful, and irritating.