Philadelphia, Nov. 10: Faith-based challenges to Scientific Understanding
Posted: 02 November 2007 04:52 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello CFI, I know I’m just a lurker here but I wanted to share this event announcement.  If you are on the East Coast, please try to make the trip to Philadelphia on Saturday November 10 for a lecture about the creationist threat to science education.

Here’s the details.  You can PM, email, or call me if you have any questions.

DVAU Program Meeting Event:
Saturday November 10, 2007, 1pm-2pm
Speaker: Dr. Robert B. Eckhardt, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental Genetics and Evolutionary Morphology
Topic: Linnaean taxonomy, the Christian Trinity, and Paranormal State: Faith-based challenges to Scientific Understanding

Location: Philadelphia Ethical Society Building, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Delaware Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State is proud to present a talk from Dr. Robert Eckhardt, Professor of Developmental Genetics and Evolutionary Morphology, Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Development in addition to the Center for Developmental and Health Genetics and Intercollege Graduate Program in Genetics at Penn State. Dr. Eckhardt will discuss the creationist threat to science education. Dr. Eckhardt was involved in the 2005 Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District lawsuit when the Dover school board mandated the teaching of “intelligent design” doctrine in public schools.

Dr. Eckhardt is also a prolific writer whose work has been published in such peer-reviewed publications as the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Light refreshments will follow the meeting.

For more information, call DVAU President Janice Rael at 856-863-3061 or email jrael @ comcast.net.

Delaware Valley Chapter (PA/NJ/DE), Americans United for Separation of Church and State, http://www.dvau.org

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If you have any friends in Philly, or even in NYC or DC, please help me spread the word.  Thanks!

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