December, 1995

The Creationist Challenge to Teaching Scientific Evolution in the Schools

A panel discussion

This will be a panel discussion with audience participation to be presented jointly by National Capital Area Skeptics and Washington Area Secular Humanists. Here's your chance to exchange ideas on a recurring issue with panelists representing creationists, skeptics, humanists, teachers, political activists, and the media.

Panelists will include:

Saturday, December 2, 2pm
Bethesda Library
7400 Arlington Road
Bethesda, Maryland

Free admission -- Everyone Welcome

Call the NCAS Skeptic Line at 301-587-3827 for further info.


NCAS is available on capaccess and via the WWW at the address given above. Because of that, our own BBS server at 703-280-1446 will be discontinued sometime in the near future.

Future Meetings

The January meeting of NCAS is on the 27th of the month at the Bethesda Library. On February 17th we will have a regular meeting at the Davis Library instead of the NCAS weekend. Instead of the weekend, we are planning a special all day program for a Saturday later in the spring of 1996. Watch this space or consult your local psychic for further developments.

NCAS Jokes of the Month

The vocabulary of Yiddish is drawn from:

The fact that these numbers add up to more than 100% demonstrates the limitations of statistics. I know the figures are to be trusted; I made them up myself. -- Leo Rosten, "Hooray for Yiddish"

(This is from the introduction to Flying saucers are everywhere by Tom McHugh, a softcover book by Prometheus Books. The book is a satirical view of UFOs throughout history.)

Last Change: November 22, 1995