(PRWEB) January 9, 2006 -- In the wake of the recent court decision in Dover, PA ruling against the teaching of Intelligent Design in public school
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science classes, Rob Boston will provide a nation-wide overview, update and preview of the strategies and tactics of evolution opponents that are newly emerging and still evolving.
About the Speaker:
Rob Boston, Assistant Director of Communications for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, will discuss current battles over the teaching of "intelligent design" in public schools. Boston will discuss how intelligent design evolved from standard young-earth creationism and how its current promotion by groups like the Discovery Institute is part of a deliberate political strategy to mainstream creationist ideas and attack Darwinian evolution.
Rob Boston is assistant director of communications for Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the assistant editor of AU's monthly magazine Church & State.
Boston is the author of three books: Close Encounters with the Religious Right: Journeys into the Twilight Zone of Religion and Politics (Prometheus Books, 2000); The Most Dangerous Man in America? Pat Robertson and the Rise of the Christian Coalition (Prometheus Books, 1996) and Why the Religious Right Is Wrong About Separation of Church and State (Prometheus Books, 1993; second edition, 2003).
The National Capital Area Skeptics is an independent nonprofit educational and scientific organization that promotes critical thinking and scientific understanding, with a focus on paranormal and fringe-science claims. NCAS is based in the Washington, Maryland, and Virginia community, where it serves as an advocate for science and reason, actively promoting the scientific method, rational inquiry, and education
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Contact NCAS at:
301 587-3827 (24/7 answering)