Saturday, January 29, 2005


Intelligent Design: The Scientific, Theological and Civil Dimensions of the Debate

The Center for Science and Religion at Elizabethtown College, in central Pennsylvania, will sponsor a March 1 series of debates on Intelligent Design that will feature key figures involved in the Dover case where the school board ordered ninth grade science teachers to read a board-dictated statement criticizing evolution :
- Michael J. Behe, a national proponent of intelligent design and Lehigh University biology professor, and Niall Shanks, author of the current best-selling critique of intelligent design and East Tennessee State University philosophy professor, have agreed to debate the scientific aspects of intelligent design.
- John Haught, Landegger Distinguished Professor of Theology at Georgetown University, and Rev. Dave Martin, senior pastor at Evangelical Free Church of Hershey, Pa., will debate the theological aspects.
- Witold Walczak, legal director of the Pennsylvania ACLU, which is representing eight Dover families in their federal lawsuit, and Robert Thompson, president of the Thomas More Law Center, who will defend the school district, will debate the civil/legal issues.
Contact Michael Silberstein, associate professor of philosophy and ECCSR director, 717-361-1253; for more information.


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