Litteraturhuset: Why evolution is right and creationism is wrong

There is no scientific controversy over whether evolution is right and creationism is wrong. But do you know the scientific arguments for evolution? This evening, geneticist and popular science author Steve Jones will tell you "Why evolution is right and creationism is wrong". Even though there is no scientific controversy, this topic is still controversial. Eugenie C. Scott, the executive director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE, USA) since 1987, will talk about why that is - and why we still need to defend evolution and other sciences in the classrooms - and elswhere.

Steve Jones and Eugenie C. Scott will speak at Litteraturhuset Tuesday 3 September at 18.00.

The geneticist and author Steve Jones, from University College London, has published several very popular books on evolution, including "Almost Like a Whale: The Origin of Species Updated", "Darwin's Ghost" and "Y: The Descent of Men". He is a much sought-after speaker and has regular appearances in TV and radio. This evening he will talk about "Why evolution is right and creationism is wrong".

Eugenie C. Scott (has been both a researcher and an activist in the creationism/evolution controversy for over twenty-five years. As the Executive Director at the National Center for Science Education (NCSE, USA) she has extensive experience with the educational, legal, scientific, religious, and social issues related to this controversy. She is also the author of "Evolution vs Creationism" and co-editor of "Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools".

Together Steve Jones and Eugenie C. Scott will explain not only why creationism is wrong, but also why we still need to pay attention to this issue.

Following these presentations, there will be time for discussion chaired by Nils Chr. Stenseth.


Sources/more information:
Steven Jones in Wikipedia
Eugenie C. Scott in Wikipedia
Eugenie C. Scott at the NCSE web page

Open for all. No registration, but seats are limited. The event will be held in English.

NB: Steve Jones and Eugenie C. Scott will give the Kristine Bonnevie lectures the day before this event!

For more information, please contact tore.wallem@ibv.uio.no / office phone 22858373 / cell 99709708.

Published Aug. 22, 2013 11:02 PM - Last modified Nov. 23, 2017 9:22 AM