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Clip length/Date:(22:11min - 07/16/11)

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Happy 100th, IDN!

(THIS IS AN UPDATED AND EXPANDED VERSION OF THE 100TH EPISODE ORIGINALLY POSTED ON JULY 13)

The CPR Institute presents the 100th episode of the International Dispute Negotiation podcast.

Our host, Mike McIlwrath, who is senior counsel at GE Infrastructure – Oil & Gas, a General Electric Co. energy unit in Florence, Italy, examines an issue close to him. McIlwrath interviews Eugenie C. Scott, a national advocate for strengthening the place of science in education.

McIlwrath is a board member of the National Center for Science Education, where Scott is executive director. [The two discuss their relationship in the podcast.]

The NCSE’s promotion of scientific values has put it, and Scott, in the middle of contentious disputes between religion, science, and our public institutions. She discusses here why scientific inquiry is incompatible with so-called creation science, creationism, and intelligent design.

The group’s mission is to support the teaching of evolution in schools. The NCSE this month is marking the 86th anniversary of the Scopes Monkey Trial, in which a Tennessee court backed the teaching of evolution in a public school biology class.

But Scott's emphasis here is similar to the guests in the previous 99 IDN episodes over the past four years: She discusses how the NCSE views and uses conflict resolution techniques in its fight for science education. She also previews the next frontier, countering climate-change denials.

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