Eugenie Scott
Dr. Eugenie C. Scott
Executive Director,
National Center for Science Education, Inc.


Making Sense of Biology
Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
8:00PM in Ingle Auditorium (Student Alumni Union)

The famous geneticist Theodosious Dobzhansky once wrote "Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except In the Light of Evolution", and modern biologists agree. By "making sense", Dobzhansky meant to explain why things are like they are rather than some other way. That living things have descended with modification from common ancestors is the key to understanding virtually every area in biology from biochemistry, to cell biology, to organismic biology, to population biology, to ecology. Evolution is the glue that holds biology together as a coherent science, making, in Dobzhansky's words, a "meaningful picture as a whole."

Dr. Scott, a former university professor, is the Executive Director of NCSE. She has been both a researcher and an activist in the creationism/evolution controversy for over twenty years, and can address many components of this controversy, including educational, legal, scientific, religious, and social issues. She has received national recognition for her NCSE activities, including awards from the National Science Board, the American Society for Cell Biology, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the Geological Society of America, and the American Humanist Association. A dynamic speaker, she offers stimulating and thought-provoking as well as entertaining lectures and workshops.

Please see the suggested reading list
and other speakers:
Eugenie Scott Randolph Nesse Martin Daly  Margo Wilson
Eugenie Scott Randolph Nesse Martin Daly
Margo Wilson

Rudy Rucker D. S. Wilson David M. Buss
Rudy Rucker D. S. Wilson David M. Buss

Daniel C. Dennett  Capstone Speaker
Daniel C. Dennett
Capstone Speaker
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