Saturday, January 07, 2006

Fun times

Major events planned on intelligent design |
Kansas University’s Campus Crusade for Christ will host William Dembski, a science professor from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and a leading ID proponent. The free event, called “The Case for Intelligent Design,” is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Lied Center.

“Dr. Dembski is a distinguished scholar and a leading authority on intelligent design,” Mark Brown, director of KU’s Campus Crusade for Christ, said in a statement. “Much of the press and discussion has been more name-calling and caricature than substantive. We wanted to bring in an author that could present the academic and scientific perspective.”

It will be a busy week for those watching the state’s duel between intelligent design proponents and their critics who agree with a federal judge’s recent ruling that intelligent design isn’t a scientific theory but gussied-up creationism.

Days after Dembski’s visit, on Jan. 28, the plaintiff’s attorneys who successfully fought to keep intelligent design teaching out of schools in Dover, Pa., are set to speak at the Dole Institute of Politics.
What questions shall I pose to Billy D. if the audience has a chance to ask questions? Funny and serious responses allowed, rude ones will be removed.

More on the lawyers' visit here.