Ottawa Centre, RASC Presentations
RASC OTTAWA CENTRE MEETING SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
- Astronomy Updates (Video)
Simon Hanmer, Geological Survey of Canada (Retired) has been named the 2013 winner of the J.Willis Ambrose Medal. CONGRATULATIONS SIMON
- Impact Crater/Structure Meeting Presentations (Video)July 2013
- Impact Craters/Structures (Data)Dec 2013
- I debate about UFOs. Hint, I do NOT think there is any evidence for "men from outer space" visiting our planet (not for now anyways).
The Position Statement of the
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Ottawa Centre
Science & Evolution
The RASC Ottawa Centre supports high standards of scientific integrity, academic freedom and the free exchange of ideas. It also respects the scientific method and recognizes that the validity of any scientific model comes only as a result of rational hypotheses, sound experimentation, and findings that can be replicated by others.
The RASC Ottawa Centre, then, is unequivocal in its support of contemporary evolutionary theory that has its roots in the seminal work of Charles Darwin and has been refined by findings accumulated over 140 years.
Some dissenters from this position are proponents of non-scientific explanations of the nature of the universe. These may include “creation science”, “creationism”, “intelligent design” or other non-scientific “alternatives to evolution”. While we respect the dissenters’ right to express their views, these views are theirs alone and are in no way endorsed by the RASC Ottawa Centre. It is our collective position that these explanations do not meet the characteristics and rigour of scientific empiricism.
Therefore the science agenda of the RASC Ottawa Centre and its publications will not promote any non-scientific explanations of the nature of the universe.
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