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Jason is off running amok in the mountains, so Dr. Julie Frantsve-Hawley is filling in for him. In this episode, we are thrilled to interview Dr. Eugenie Scott, former Director of the National Center for Science Education.

Episode 30

Dr. Eugenie Scott

former university professor, served as the executive director of NCSE from 1987 to 2014; she now serves as the chair of NCSE’s Advisory Council. She has been both a researcher and an activist in the creationism/evolution controversy for over twenty-five years, and can address many components of this controversy, including educational, legal, scientific, religious, and social issues. She has received national recognition for her NCSE activities, including awards from scientific societies, educational societies, skeptics groups, and humanist groups. She holds nine honorary degrees, from McGill, Rutgers, Mt. Holyoke, the University of New Mexico, Ohio State, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Colorado College, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and Chapman University. A dynamic speaker, she offers stimulating and thought-provoking as well as entertaining lectures and workshops. Scott is the author of Evolution vs Creationism and co-editor, with Glenn Branch, of Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools.

Discussion about NCSE

Critical thinking taught in humanities.

Must invest in teaching critical thinking at younger ages.

Advice to parent/children/teachers.

My Little Pony

Intelligent Design/Creationsim/Evolution

“academic freedom act”

Climate Change discussion

In detail.  Listen to it twice!

False balance.

Science literacy

How can we have an impact:

Genie’s dissertation…on teeth!


no beer…two episodes in a row!

Chocolate?  Ghirardelli…

Grant rambles.

WOD:  epalpebrate