“The Trouble with Darwin: Guilt by Association in a Revolutionary World” - Lecture by Lauren Becker
Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection was a scientific and cultural flashpoint when it hit the scene in 1859. Since then millions of dollars and billions of words have been spent to verify, defend, and promote his idea, yet 155 years later the "Evolution vs. Creationism" equation has barely changed. What are we doing wrong? What are we missing? What can explain this long and stubborn resistance to evolution and our long and frustrating inability to break it? Join us as we revisit 18th Century Europe to better understand 21st Century America and begin to rethink our relationship with Darwin and his "dangerous idea."
Lauren Becker is the Marketing Director for the Center for Inquiry. An experienced environmental activist and advocate for science literacy and education, she is a science and nature interpreter who has taught at museums, parks, and planetariums around the country. She holds a Masters of Education in Science and the Public and has pretty much spent her whole life working to help people feel at home in the natural world.
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