Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Darwin Day! Movie Judgment Day with Patricia Princehouse

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Join The Cleveland Skeptics  for a screening of NOVA's Judgement Day about the important intelligent design court case out of Dover, PA. Afterward, we will have discussion and commentary with our very special guest Dr. Patricia Princehouse. We are extremely excited to have Dr. Princehouse come and talk with us. She has been considered, "a major voice in the struggle to secure the integrity of science education in America's public schools." She consulted on the Dover trial and the John Freshwater case in Ohio. She teaches History and Philosophy of Science at Case Western Reserve University and she's also an evolutionary biologist that studied with Stephen Jay Gould. Watch her in action as she debates Michael Behe on C-SPAN.

Please bring a snack or drink to share. Movie will start at 1pm. Please arrive on time so that we can start watching the movie without interruption.

Dr. Princehouse teaches Evolutionary Biology, and the History & Philosophy of Science at Case Western Reserve University, where she is co-director of the College Scholars Program, and has won many teaching awards.

Originally from Dayton, OH, Princehouse earned a Masters in Biological Anthropology from Yale, and her PhD at HarvardUniversity, working with Everett Mendelsohn, Richard Lewontin, and Stephen Jay Gould. Her scientific work concerns primate evolution, and she has done museum and fieldwork in North America, Europe, and Africa.

Believing firmly that academics must not isolate themselves from the public square, Princehouse has become a major voice in the struggle to secure the integrity of science education in America's public schools. Interviewed frequently in the national and international press, Princehouse helped found Ohio Citizens for Science and Help Ohio Public Education. She serves on the board of these and other organizations, including the Campaign to Defend the Constitution, and helped advise the plaintiffs' legal team in the 2005 Kitzmiller v Dover trial. 

Her work has won recognition and awards including Ohio Magazine's Educational Excellence Award, the 2006 Hefner First Amendment Award, and the 2003 "Friend of Darwin" Award from the National Center for Science Education.

We are very happy and lucky to have Dr. Princehouse as our first speaker for our Darwin Day celebration. You can read more about Dr. Princehouse by clicking here.

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