[East Aurora, NY] Lauren Becker at the UU Church in East Aurora

Note: This is a global event that appears on all event calendars.

Starts
Sunday, February 24th, 2013 at 10:30 am
Ends
Sunday, February 24th, 2013 at 11:30 am
Location
94 Buffalo Rd, East Aurora, NY 14052

Presented by CFI-Transnational.

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of East Aurora
94 Buffalo Road, East Aurora, NY

American Christians are famous (infamous?) for their denial of evolution, but why are they so much more anti-evolution than their counterparts in other countries? The Scopes Trial of 1925 (the real trial, not the fictionalized film) is an insightful window into the mindset and motivation of America's anti-evolution activists. We'll take a look at where they came from, why they still persist, and what this means for our efforts to foster a secular society based on science and humanist values.

Lauren Becker, director of marketing and promotions at the Center for Inquiry, is a science and nature interpreter who has taught at museums, parks, and planetariums around the country. Known for her commentaries on Point of Inquiry, the radio show and podcast of CFI, she is an experienced environmental activist and advocate for science literacy and education.