Allmon at EVoS

Clear your calendars!

Next week Professor Warren Douglas Allmon will be traveling down scenic Route 96 from Ithaca to talk about creationism.

Allmon’s talk, “Creationism in 2013: Not in the Headlines but Never Far Away,” will be on Monday, November 18, at 5:00 in room AG008 on the beautiful campus of Binghamton University in sunny Binghamton, NY.  The talk will be free and open to the public; no registration is required.

It will be part of the continuing series of Monday seminar talks hosted by the Evolutionary Studies program here on campus.

Allmon is the Hunter R. Rawlings III Professor of Paleontology at Cornell.  He also runs Ithaca’s Museum of the Earth.

I’m excited to hear what Professor Allmon has to say.  A couple years back, Allmon argued in the pages of Evolution: Education and Outreach that evolution educators must begin by understanding the reasons for resistance, not just riding roughshod over it.  As he put it,

This multiplicity of causes [for rejecting evolution] is not sufficiently appreciated by many scientists, educators, and journalists, and the widespread rejection of evolution is a much more complicated problem than many of these front-line practitioners think it is.

Hear hear!  If you want to hear what Allmon has to say, come on down.  Hope to see you there.