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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Kansas University lecture series on nonexistent controversy

A news article announcing a Kansas University lecture series on the nonexistent evolution controversy said,

KU this fall will kick off “Knowledge: Faith & Reason,” a lecture series featuring some of the key players in the evolution and intelligent design debate.

So far, the list of guests is one-sided, according to one critic, because there is only one clear intelligent design proponent.

The series will include lectures from Kenneth Miller, a Brown University biology professor who testified against intelligent design in last year’s Dover, Pa., trial, and John E. Jones III, the judge in the Dover case who in his ruling issued a pointed criticism of the intelligent design movement.

The series also will feature Os Guinness, theologian; Richard Dawkins, Oxford University evolutionary biologist and author; and Eugenie Scott, head of the National Center for Science Education.

The only apparent speaker who supports intelligent design is Michael Behe, a professor and author who testified in the Dover trial.

It should be interesting to hear what ol' Judge Jones has to say -- he never fails to put his foot in his mouth. Hopefully he will have a Q&A session with audience members who know the right embarrassing questions to ask him.

Of course, it is disappointing that so far there is only one anti-Darwinist representative in the lecture series , and even more disappointing that he is Michael Behe. In the Dover trial, Behe showed himself to be a poor spokesperson for anti-Darwinism -- for example, he said that ID is like astrology. However, he did make a good written rebuttal to the Dover opinion.



Anonymous john e jones iii said...

<< It should be interesting to hear what ol' Judge Jones has to say -- he never fails to put his foot in his mouth. >>

Mmm ... mrph! Ggrmph!

(Why is this "interesting"?)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006 9:57:00 AM  
Anonymous john e jones iii said...

A little salty ... reminds me of gorgonzola ...

Tuesday, August 01, 2006 10:21:00 AM  

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