The 4th Annual Reno Darwin Day Celebration of Science and Humanism is scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday February 9, 2014 in the Downtown Reno Library auditorium.
As in previous years, Reno Darwin Day will feature presentations and exhibits by local educators, researchers, students and science enthusiasts on a wide range of subjects including the life and works of Charles Darwin; biological evolution; the contributions and benefits of scientific discovery to humanity; science education; and current affairs related to science and technology. This year, we are excited to also provide a forum for students and research associates to share their projects through the presentation of scientific research briefs.
Your participation is vital to the success of this year’s Reno Darwin Day and to our goal of making science accessible to the public. We ask that you please consider giving a presentation at this event on a related subject of your choice. We also ask that you please refer others to us who may be interested in presenting at, or attending the Reno Darwin Day Celebration. This includes college students who would benefit from presenting their research papers in a public forum.
Please contact us at your earliest convenience to confirm your desire to participate or if additional information regarding this event is needed. We look forward to hearing from you!
Contact: info@RenoSkeptics.org or 775.335.5505 (Brad)
Skepticism, in the modern sense, has been described or defined
in many ways – all attempting to capture the essence of what is now known as the
We offer one definition that is simple, but very appropriate:
“A perspective that does not accept or reject at face value, but withholds judgment until sufficient evidence is available to make a decision” (Dr. Eugenie C. Scott).
Modern skepticism is embodied in the scientific method, which involves gathering data to formulate and test naturalistic explanations for natural phenomena. A claim becomes factual when it is confirmed to such an extent it would be reasonable to offer temporary agreement. But all facts in science are provisional and subject to challenge and change, and therefore skepticism is a method leading to provisional conclusions.
Skepticism is a method, not a belief.