Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Who: Josh Rosenau, policy analyst at the National Center for Science Education
What: free public presentation, “Adventures in the Defense of Evolution: From Kansas to Turkey to New York”
Where: SLC Conference Center, 352 7th avenue (between 29th and 30th streets), 16th floor.
When: 700pm, Tuesday, 4 August


“That’s not a problem here, right?,” New Yorkers ask when they hear what Josh Rosenau does for a living. Rosenau is a policy analyst at the National Center for Science Education, where he defends the teaching of evolution against creationism. He and his colleagues have tracked attacks on evolution in every state and in dozens of countries. In the last few years, creationists in New York have filed bills in the state legislature and pushed creationism into classes from grade school to college. What drives this movement, and what can New Yorkers do to help?

Rosenau will draw on his work at NCSE, and also on his experience as a graduate student in biology at the University of Kansas during that state’s struggle over statewide science standards. Since leaving Kansas for the California-based NCSE, he has defended honest science standards in Texas and Florida as well, worked to block anti-evolution bills in a dozen states, and squared off against Ben Stein. When not battling creationists, he writes about developments in progressive politics and the sciences on his blog Thoughts from Kansas.

Comments

  1. #1 Terry Trainor
    August 1, 2009

    No one can make an intelligent decision by listening to only one side of an issue. While EVOLUTION is an absolutely established fact, the idea that it is the mechanism which brought all life on this planet into existing from an original single celled organism is NOT. An organization such as the NCSE which is set up with the GOAL of censoring the information that is made available in the public school system is not truly interested in education, but rather in indoctrination.

    Come and discuss the ISSUES of origins in a CIVIL manner at Talk About Origins:
    http://www.tao.invisionzone.com