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The creationsts' Public Enemy #1

Postby vms » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:52 am

Standard-Bearer in Evolution Fight
Eugenie C. Scott Fights the Teaching of Creationism in Schools


Eugenie C. Scott’s journey to the front lines of the evolution wars began in 1974, when James Gavan, a physical anthropologist at the University of Missouri, accepted an invitation to debate Duane Gish, a biochemist and a leader in the creationist movement.

At the time, Dr. Scott was a newly minted professor of physical anthropology at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Gavan had been her mentor at the University of Missouri, where she earned her doctorate, so she took a few of her students to Missouri to hear the debate.

“We were greatly dismayed,” Dr. Scott recalled in an interview. “The scientist talked science, and the creationist connected to the audience and told good jokes and was really personable. And presented a lot of really bad science.”

She realized then that creationism is “a movement that could have really serious consequences for science and science education.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/scien ... =all&_r=1&
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Re: The creationsts' Public Enemy #1

Postby zilch » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:36 am

Eugenie Scott is a hero.
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