University of Louisville biology professor Michael Perlin was our guest speaker with a presentation entitled Misuse of Biology in Film and Pop Culture. This fun and informative presentation pokes fun at the misuse of biology and evolution in particular in popular shows and movies. Toward the second half of presentation, Perlin goes into a discussion of the Intelligent Design movement, and how it takes advantage of common misunderstandings of science and evolution.
Michael Perlin earned a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Chicago in 1983. His areas of interest include molecular genetics; structure and function of the gene; molecular biology of drug action; gene mapping and splicing, fungal phytopathogens, host/pathogen interaction. Perlin has been published in many leading scientific journals.
Charles Darwin was a remarkable and influential man who marked the most important milestone in humanity's pulling away from relying on religious explanations of the world and our own origins and instead examining the evidence directly to find out what really happened. He is a hero not only to atheists but to all who respect reason and science.
You are invited to join us for a celebration of Charles Darwin and his accomplishments! The address and tentative schedule is posted below. This event is free and open to the public.
Saturday February 9, 2013
First Unitarian Church 809
South Fourth Street
3:00 - 3:30 : Vote for best cake at $1 per vote; Pictures with Darwin; visit group tables;
3:30 - 4:30 : Rob Bevins of Ky Science Education on The Darwin We Don't Know
4:30 - 5:00 : Cake contest results announced. Eat cake. Pictures with Darwin.
5:00 - 5:30 : Kitchen Sink Science
5:30 - 6:00 : Eat cake and visit group tables; Pictures with Darwin