Eugenie Scott in Glasgow Sept 15th, 19:00 - 22:00,
Eugenie Scott is the executive director of the National Center for Science Education, and has been for almost 25 years. The author of Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction, she is widely considered to be a leading expert on Creationism and Intelligent Design. She was an a consultant for the plaintiffs in the famous "Dover Trial", which ruled that intelligent design "cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents" and the teaching of ID in public school biology classes is therefore unconstitutional.
Brought up a Christian Scientist, she has now describes herself as a nontheist. In 2002 she received the Public Service Award from the National Science Board for her "promotin of public understanding of the important of science, the scientific method, and science education and the role of evolution in science education". In 2009, Eugenie was the first person to receive the Stephen Jay Gould Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution, for devoting "her life to advancing public understanding of evolution".