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Science, non-science, nonsense



Krausstvhigher Calling all you die-hards who can’t get enough of the evolution debate. Eckerd College in St. Petersburg has a treat for you: A guest lecture Thursday night from Lawrence Krauss, who heads the physics department at Case Western Reserve University and is one of the few living scientists often described (by no less than Scientific American, for example) as a "public intellectual."

Krauss's lecture, free and open to the public, is entitled, "Science, Non-science and Nonsense: From Aliens to Creationism." For a taste of what Krauss thinks about this issue, see this essay he wrote for the New York Times.

Krauss has written seven books, including "The Physics of Star Trek," an international bestseller. And in recent months he has helped push ScienceDebate2008, which calls for a presidential debate on science and technology.

Krauss's lecture begins at 7:30 in Miller Auditorium. Eckerd College is at 4200 54th Avenue South. For more info, e-mail [email protected] or call (727) 864-7979.

- Ron Matus, state education reporter

(PS. The Senate "academic freedom" bill is scheduled for its first public hearing today in the Education Pre-K-12 Committee. Click here for a short story on the hearing from the Fort Myers News-Press.)

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:37am]


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