Ken Miller, Brown University biologist, is the author of “Finding Darwin’s God” and “Only A Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America’s Soul”, and was a principal witness in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case which found that teaching intelligent design as science in public schools is unconstitutional. Most impressively – as far as my college-age kids are concerned, anyway – he’s been a guest on the Colbert Report. Twice. Our eldest, a biology major, read “Finding Darwin’s God,” and his comment was “Wow, this guy gets it. He really gets it.”
The evenings’ topic will be “God, Darwin, and Global Warming: Does Science Really Matter in America Today?”
July 25, 6:30 pm – Public Lecture Eisenhower Middle School
2901 N 72nd St
Kansas City, Kansas
July 26, 7:00 pm – Public Lecture
Johnson County Community College
July 27, 6:30 pm – Science Cafe Coaches Bar and Grill
Overland Park, Kansas
July 28, 6:00 pm – Science Cafe Kyoto Asian Buffet
2711 N. Broadway
July 29, 7:00 pm – Science Cafe Cafe Semolino
110 W 11th
Science Cafes are monthly gatherings of community members who learn a bit about a relevant science topic, then engage in civil-but-lively discussion. Kansas’ first Science Cafe started up in Hays (yay!) in September of 2008, and has featured such topics as global warming, wind energy, the Large Hadron Collider, 2012, Pelicans in Kansas, Wonder Drugs Gone Bad, Academic Freedom, Bioethics, and other timely, relevant topics.
Kansas now has Science Cafes running in Manhattan, Johnson County, and Pittsburg. Hopefully Wichita will have one up and running soon. Science Cafes are sponsored by Kansas Citizens for Science. Sigma Xi supports the Manhattan Cafe, and Hays’ Cafe is also sponsored by FHSU’s Science & Mathematics Education Institute as well as Cafe Semolino.