Evolution is the unifying theory of biological sciences, and without it very little of biology makes sense. It remains one of the most respected theories in science, and yet in the general population in the United States, about the same percentage “believe in evolution” as “believe in ghosts”. In a poll spanning 34 countries, only Turkey ranked lower than the US in acceptance of evolution.
Our presenter, Kathy Savage, is a high-school science teacher in Oveido and board member of Florida Citizens for Science. She will tell us of her struggles, both in teaching students who are already inculcated to distrust science and particularly evolution, and in helping to protect Florida’s new science education standards from being poisoned with nonscientific ideas.
Official Website: http://cafesciorl.com/
Added by Chad Miller on January 30, 2009