Sunday, August 31, 2008

Understanding Creationism Sat Dec 13 at 1:30 pm

Saturday, Dec 13, 1:30 pm
Public & FREE

Mary McCutcheon, Ph.D., George Mason University (Retired)

National Science Foundation, Room 110
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

Why do so many people embrace creationism and reject evolution? What are their arguments? How does creationism promote community and address peoples' concerns about education, the rearing of good children, and the perceived dangerous consequences of evolutionary thinking?

Mary McCutcheon, Ph.D.
(University of Arizona) taught in the Anthropology Department at George Mason University from 1988 to 2004. Prior to that she worked at the Smithsonian Institution in the Directorate of International Affairs. Earlier she taught at the University of Guam. She does research on land and marine resource ownership in the Palau Islands of Micronesia. Over the years, while teaching at GMU, and in retirement, she has refined this popular lecture, and related talks, to develop better understanding about the surge of religiosity in our society.

* NSF is one block south of the Ballston-Marymount University metro stop on the Orange Line. For most drivers the easiest route is to exit Route 66 onto Fairfax Dr. eastbound to N. Stuart Street. Enter the NSF building at the corner of N. Stuart Street and 9th St. N. Parking is available in the Ballston Common mall, in the NSF building, and at other area parking lots and garages. Metered parking is also available on the surrounding streets. (Map)