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Speaker: Evolution vs. Intelligent Design

How come only Christian Churches and evangelical Christian cults like Campus Crusaders for Christ invite the ID folks to speak.  Why the sudden fascination with "science" on the part of these religious organizations?

When I went to church I don't recall us EVER inviting anyone to speak on the subject opf science.  What gives?

Speaker: Evolution vs. Intelligent Design
Two lectures by Phillip Johnson, Feb. 16-17

January 26, 2006

Phillip Johnson, professor emeritus of law at the University of California at Berkeley, will give two lectures examining the debate over evolution and intelligent design, on February 16 and 17 at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.

Johnson will give a talk, "The Intelligent Design Controversy," at 7 p.m., Thursday, February 16 in Kresge Hall, and a second talk, "The Right Questions about Intelligent Design and Evolution," at 4 p.m., Friday, February 17, in Room A-110, Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center. Both events are free and open to the public.

Johnson is the author of several books on the theories of intelligent design, evolution and philosophical naturalism in science, law and society. They include "Darwin on Trial," a 1991 book that established him as one of the foremost critics of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and its wider sociological and cultural implications. In 1995 Johnson was interviewed for the Public Broadcasting System program, "In the Beginning: The Creationist Controversy."

Johnson's other books include "Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law and Education"; "Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds"; "The Wedge of Truth: Splitting the Foundations of Naturalism" and his most recent, "The Right Questions: Truth, Meaning and Public Debate."

Johnson also has written two books, "Criminal Law: Cases, Materials and Text," and "Criminal Procedure: Cases and Commentary," published by West Publishing Company for use in law schools.

Johnson taught at the Boalt School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley from 1967 until his retirement in 2000. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Law School. After law school, Johnson clerked for Chief Justice Roger Traynor of the California Supreme Court and Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court.

The lectures are sponsored by the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Johnson will give several other lectures in Galesburg sponsored by Bethel Baptist Church.

Founded in 1837, Knox is a national liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois, with students from 46 states and 43 nations. Knox's "Old Main" is a National Historic Landmark and the only building remaining from the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates.

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