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Meet the speaker - Dr. Eugenie C. Scott


In this series of posts, we will be introducing you to the speakers of the Western Canadian Conference 2024, and we will start with Eugenie Scott.


Dr. Eugenie C. Scott is the former Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education, Inc., a not-for-profit membership organization of scientists, teachers, and others that works to improve the teaching of science as a way of knowing, the teaching of evolution, and the teaching of climate change. A former college professor, Dr. Scott is an internationally-known expert on the creationism and evolution controversy and science denialism and is called upon by the press and other media to explain science to the general public. The author of Evolution vs Creationism: An Introduction and co-editor with Glenn Branch of Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design is Wrong for our Schools, she is the recipient of numerous awards from scientists and educators, and has been awarded ten honorary degrees. Asteroid 249540 Eugeniescott was named for her in 2014.


Dr Scott will be speaking on “Why Kitzmiller v Dover is relevant 20 years later“. Kitzmiller vs Dover was a 2005 federal district court trial over the legality of a small Pennsylvania town’s requirement of the teaching of “intelligent design theory” (ID). The judge ruled that ID was a form of creationism, violated the First Amendment of the Constitution, and was therefore illegal to advocate in the public school classroom.



I hope you will have a chance to meet her in person at the Western Canadian Conference 2024. Join us, buy your ticket now.


We have a few subsidized tickets for students. If you are interested, email us at conference@wecanreason.com from your school email account and we will get back to you ASAP with the conditions.

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