Panel discussion of intelligent design on
Tuesday, October 11
By Tim Stephens
The debate over the teaching of intelligent
design in public school science classes will be the subject
of a public forum on the UCSC campus on Tuesday, October 11,
at 7 p.m. in the Stevenson Events Center. The event is free
and open to the public.
Advocates promote intelligent design (ID)
as an alternative to the theory of evolution, but it is strongly
opposed by scientific organizations. The panel discussion is
cosponsored by Stevenson College and Veritas Forum, a national
Christian organization that organizes forums on college campuses
to explore a broad range of issues in relation to religious
faith. There will be two panelists in favor of teaching ID in
schools and two opposed.
Arguing against the teaching of intelligent
design will be David Deamer, professor of chemistry and biochemistry
and interim chair of the Department of Biomolecular Engineering,
and Rev. Darrell Darling of United Methodist Church in Santa
Cruz. Arguing in favor will be Robert D'Agostino, a professor
at John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, and Paul Nelson, a senior
fellow at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, a leading organization
behind the ID movement.
For additional information about the forum,
contact Pamela Urfer at (831) 475-5157.
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