Monday, February 9, 2015

7 PM, Thursday, February 12 -

Darwin Day Screening of  
"Inherit the Wind"

Veronica Drantz will join us in discussion following the film.

Join us to celebrate Darwin's birthday, Feb. 12, with a screening of"Inherit the Wind," Stanley Kramer's classic 1960 film about 
the notorious 1925 Scope's trial, and discussion following with Veronica Drantz. Based on a true story, "Inherit the Wind" dramatizes the trial of a Tennessee teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of state law at that time.  

Charles Darwin is the scientist who, in the 1850s, discovered how all life on Earth evolved from common ancestry. His discoveries caused a genuine revolution in human thought and understanding. In today's world, without the science of evolution, there would be no science. Darwin Day is celebrated around the world, a day to "inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth." We will be joined by Veronica Drantz in discussion following the film. Veronica holds a PhD in physiology and has been teaching medical professionals for over 4 decades and, as she put it, is someone who "flaunts her atheism" along with her insistence on a scientific approach. 

This event is free; we will pass the hat to keep Revolution Books open and growing. If you are on Facebook, please join our event there and invite friends!

We recommend:
The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism; Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters
by Ardea Skybreak

"This book will be of tremendous benefit to many..."
- Richard Leakey

"This is a lively, entertaining and even important book. I would highly recommend it for all academic collections: college, university and even high school and middle school. Anyone that passionately cares about science and rationality could do worse than have such a book in their personal collections as well." 
- John Dupuis, Confessions of a Science Librarian 

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