Thursday, March 29, 2007


2007 Friend of Darwin Award

The National Center for Science Education has presented Jack Krebs, president of Kansas Citizens For Science with its 2007 Friend of Darwin Award.

The award is given annually to people whose efforts to defend the teaching of evolution in public schools has been truly outstanding. Krebs has been active in KCFS since 1999, supplying leadership to efforts to resist the creationist state science standards of both 1999 and 2005.

He also served as a member of the state science standards writing committee of 2004-2006, and as Pedro Irigonegaray's assistant at the 2005 "Science Hearings."

Krebs has been active on the national level as well, participating in all of NCSE's national summit conferences, offering guidance to other "citizens for science" groups modeled after KCFS, and frequently participating in discussions on various online venues, such as the award-winning group webblog "The Panda's Thumb."

Previous recipients of the Friends of Darwin award include Barbara Forrest, author of "Intelligent Design: Creationism's Trojan Horse," Ken Miller, author of "Finding Darwin's God," and Rob Pennock, author of "Tower of Babel - all expert witnesses at the Dover "Intelligent Design" trial.

A ceremony honoring Krebs will be held tonight, Thursday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the Craig Community Auditorium, GEB 233, at Johnson County Community College just prior to a free public lecture and book signing by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ed Humes whose new book, “Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion and the Battle for America’s Soul” is getting rave reviews around the country.


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