Wednesday, August 02, 2006

 

University organizing lecture series on evolution, design

"Lawrence, Kansas - The University of Kansas is sponsoring a three-month series of lectures about evolution and intelligent design, and organizers hope it will spark a broad public discussion.

The 'Knowledge: Faith and Reason' series is scheduled to start Sept. 7 with a lecture by Kenneth Miller, a Brown University biology professor who often defends evolution and says it can be reconciled with religious faith.

Last year, the Kansas State Board of Education adopted new science testing standards for public schools suggesting that some evolutionary theory was controversial or had been challenged, views that defy mainstream science."

Other Speakers are Judge John Jones III, Os Guinness, Richard Dawkins (author of The God Delusion: Amazon UK | US), Eugenie Scott (author of Evolution vs. Creationism - An Introduction: Amazon UK | US) , and Michael Behe (author of Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution: Amazon UK | US). A Panel Discussion will conclude the series. The original Kansas University News Release can be found here.

Also see Monday's Washington Post article "Election Could Flip Kansas Evolution Stance" (a link to the comments John Rennie - editor of Scientific American - made in a blog can be found at the end of this post).

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