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|Speaker stands behind theory|
By Sophia Maines (Contact)
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Intelligent design proponent William Dembski stood on an empty stage Monday at the Lied Center.
Organizers of the event had tried in advance to get a science professor to spar with him, but all who were asked declined.
Dembski, a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., expounded on the theory and criticized evolution before a nearly packed auditorium.
“I hope that tonight shows that there is substance to this science,” said Mark Brown, director of Campus Crusade, which invited Dembski to campus. “Real science should pursue the truth. Truth is the friend of science and religion equally.”
Dembski’s statements were met with both applause and heckles.
To Jack Krebs, president of Kansas Citizens for Science, a group critical of intelligent design, Dembski was floundering in a substanceless middle ground somewhere between science and religion.
“It was not science and it was not religion,” Krebs said. “Therefore it was fairly uneventful in my mind.”
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