Josh Rosenau, the Public Information Project Director at the National Center for Science Education, will speak at the College of Southern Idaho’s next Eagle View Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 in CSI’s Fine Arts Theater. His topic will be “Creationist Attacks on Science Education: The Evolution of a Parasite.”
Rosenau is a veteran of the public battle that took place in Kansas in 2005 over whether creationism and evolution should be taught in the state’s public schools. He has worked with numerous groups and with the media to improve public understanding of the issues and to promote honest and accurate science education. He has been quoted and featured in many nationally-published and broadcast news stories.
“Working on the front lines of the creation/evolution fight, I’ve found that creationist arguments rely on widespread misconceptions about science and about evolution in particular. Just as parasites exploit weaknesses to gain access to new hosts, creationist ideas spread by preying on those misconceptions,” Rosenau writes in his pre-event release.
Eagle View lectures are free and open to the public, sponsored by the CSI Honors Program.