Intelligent Design Critic Eugenie Scott to Visit Mason

Posted: November 30, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Eugenie Scott
Eugenie Scott
Photo courtesy NCSE

George Mason will host renowned scientist Eugenie Scott on Thursday, Dec. 1, to speak on “Why Scientists Reject Intelligent Design Theory.” The talk, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public and will be held in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall on the Fairfax Campus.

The presentation will be hosted by the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, the Office of the Provost and the College of Arts and Sciences.

As executive director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), Scott is a proponent of teaching evolution, not intelligent design, in the science classroom. She has been both a researcher and an activist in the creationism/evolution debate for more than 20 years, focusing on educational, legal, scientific, religious and social issues around the controversy.

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.

As part of her visit to George Mason, Scott will be meeting with several classes during the day.

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