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