New York Academy of Sciences, partner to Darwin150 and the Reading Odyssey, is hosting Richard Dawkins tonight in New York talking about his latest book, “The Greatest Show on Earth.” This book is squarely about evolution – and few write as well about evolution as Dawkins. I’ll be at the private reception and his subsequent talk. I look forward to meeting Dawkins. I’ve always loved his writings on evolution.
The event is over-sold and protestors are expected. Of course, our Darwin150 project is used to protest. We have removed thousands of creationist attacks from our Facebook page since we started it in January 2009.
We have a volunteer team whose only job is to constantly remove creationist attacks from the Darwin Facebook group. As soon as we ban and delete one attacker, another pops up.
With 250,000+ members celebrating Darwin, I supposed we should expect that we’d become a lightning rod for creationist attacks.