Antievolutionism addressed by top geoscientists and educators

10/17/05

Two sessions, encompassing 24 separate presentations, and a panel discussion on the topic of antievolutionism are part of the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Salt Lake City this week. The session titles, times, and locations are listed below. They are followed by a tip sheet in which selected presentations are grouped into areas of potential special interest to journalists.

  • Speaking Out for Evolution: Rationale and Resources for Supporting the Teaching of Evolution
    Sunday, 16 October, 8 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MDT, Salt Palace Convention Center, Ballroom A/C
    View abstracts: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/session_16049.htm

  • Is It Science? Strategies for Addressing Creationism in the Classroom and the Community
    Monday, 17 October, 8 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MDT, Salt Palace Convention Center, Ballroom J
    View abstracts: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/session_16171.htm

  • Hot Topics Panel: Kansas, Intelligent Design, and the National Attack on Science
    Wednesday, 19 October, 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. MDT, Salt Palace Convention Center, Room 250 A/B

ANTIEVOLUTIONISM: POLITICS AND HISTORY

Evolution in Kansas: It's the Politics, Stupid!
View abstract: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_93894.htm

Scopes I, II, and III: Creationism Continues
View abstract: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_95735.htm

Multiple Levels of Antievolutionism
View abstract: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_96289.htm

ANTIEVOLUTIONISM: CLASSROOMS AND LIVING ROOMS

The Density of God
View abstract: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_90513.htm

Teaching about Evolution and its Applications: Antibiotic Resistance
View abstract: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_90534.htm

Intelligent (Incompetent ?) Design Versus Evolution: New Tactics for Science (?)
View abstract: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_92960.htm

Promoting Good Science
View abstract: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_92112.htm

Opening Minds: The Keys are Respect, and Understanding the Scientific Method
View abstract: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_94577.htm

ANTIEVOLUTION: THEORY BEHIND THE THEORIES

Modern Biblical Scholarship as a Resource for Teachers of Evolution
View abstract: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_91437.htm

Was it Science? The Genesis of Genesis and the Demarcation of Dichotomy
View abstract: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_97207.htm

Understanding the Nature of Science: A Critical Part of the Public Acceptance of Evolution
View abstract: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_89792.htm

Not Just for Biologists Anymore: The Evolution Controversy Impacts Geoscience and Space Science Education
View abstract: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_97555.htm

Additional resource:

* GSA Release 05-40, Geoscientists and Educators Take on Antievolutionists, dated 14 October 2005
Visit http://www.geosociety.org/news/pr/05-40.htm

CONTACT INFORMATION

During the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 16-19 October, contact Ann Cairns at the onsite Newsroom, Salt Palace Convention Center, for assistance and to arrange for interviews: +1-801-534-4770.

Contact information for individual speakers can be found on their abstracts online.

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