Happy Birthday Genie Scott!!!

Today is Genie Scott’s birthday. Genie is loved by all in the community of biological scientists because of her central role, as director of the National Center for Science Education, in fighting the good fight against irrational efforts to teach creationism in our public schools and elsewhere. Genie is the author of several books, articles, and book chapters, including Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction and Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools.


  1. #1 Rod
    October 24, 2010

    Happy Birthday Genie! You are a clear voice of reason and your efforts are terrific. Many happy returns, and please keep doing what you do so well.

  2. #2 Virgil Samms
    October 24, 2010

    A Genie Scott makes an appearance in James ‘The Amazing’ Randi’s book The Faith Healers. I’m not positive, but the odds are it’s the same Genie Scott.

  3. #3 Forager
    October 24, 2010

    OK I shall address the elephant in the room. I notice this blog has become an unofficial fan site of Genie Scott. Greg, do you have a crush on Genie Scott?

    (It’s OK to say yes. So do I.)

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    October 24, 2010

    Forager: No, no, not at all.

    This site has ALWAYS been an unofficial fan site for Genie, and yes, of course I have a crush on her.

  5. #5 Genie Scott
    October 24, 2010

    THANK YOU!!! I just got in (it’s 11:30 PM) from a day of travel and the opening events of a conference here in DC, and found your birthday wish. You are a kind person to take the time to write such nice things about me and NCSE.

    I’ve been joking that I’m officially old today (65), but actually, other than not being able to run or swim as far, and taking a lot more stretches to feel limber, I’m hanging in there OK. And so are you, I notice!

    Stay well, my friend.

  6. #6 Macturk
    October 25, 2010

    I have watched her speaking on several occasions. She is always formidably well-informed, calm, incisive and polite. You are lucky to have her.