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Untitled Document On Monday, 24 May 2004, Dr. Eugenie C. Scott from the National Center for Science Education will be the speaker for the “John A. and Betty C. Moore Science as a Way of Knowing” lecture. The time is 5 pm in LS 1500. The talk will be followed by a reception in the courtyard The title of Dr. Scott’s talk is:

"Intelligent Design": Good Science, Bad Science, or Not Science at All?

Eugenie C. Scott is the Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education, Inc., a pro-evolution nonprofit science education organization with members in every state. She holds a Ph.D. in biological anthropology from the University of Missouri, and an honorary D.Sc. from McGill University. Scott has taught at the University of Kentucky and at the University of Colorado. A human biologist, her research has been in medical anthropology and skeletal biology. She is the author of Creationism vs. Evolution: An Introduction, published numerous papers and monographs, and played a leadership role in many influential organizations including the Ethics Committee of the American Anthropological Association, the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, and the Anthropology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Dr. Scott has worked nation-wide to communicate the scientific method to the general public and to improve how science as a way of knowing is taught in school. She is frequently called upon by the media as a spokesperson for "the scientific view" when conflicts arise between scientific and pseudoscientific explanations, including appearances on Donahue, Geraldo, Crossfire, Firing Line, Ancient Mysteries, The Pat Buchannan Show, and Science Friday. She was featured in the Nova programs “In the Beginning: The Creationist Controversy” and “What About God?” in the Nova/Clear Blue Sky “Evolution” series. Scott is listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of Sigma Xi. She has received numerous awards including the University of Missouri Arts and Sciences College Distinguished Alumna, the Isaac Asimov Science Award from the American Humanist Association, the Defense of Science Award from the Center for Inquiry, the Skeptics Society James Randi Award, the Hugh H. Hefner First Amendment Award, the American Society of Cell Biology’s Bruce Alberts Award, and the Geological Society of America’s Public Service Award. She has also been awarded the American Institute of Biological Sciences Outstanding Service Award, the National Science Board’s Public Service Award, and the California Science Teacher Association Distinguished Service Award.

Address and phone:
National Center for Science Education
420 40th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2509
510-601-7203 or 1-800-290-6006
http://scott@ncseweb.org/

For more details, contact Kim Hammond (x84767 or khammond@ucr.edu) or Rich Cardullo (x86457 or Cardullo@ucr.edu)