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Built on Sand: The Collapsing Creationist TowerDate:
May 25, 2005
The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Phone: (616) 892-9300
The topic for this evening was: Built on Sand; The Collapsing Creationist Tower. It was presented by special guest speaker, Robert Pennock, Professor of Science and Philosophy at MSU and author of Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics; Philosophical, Theological, and Scientific Perspectives and The Tower of Babel; The Evidence Against the New Creationism. His book, Tower of Babel (mentioned above), critiques attacks by advocates of (oxymoron) creation-science and intelligent design theory (IDT), which is not a scientific theory and its agent, the Intelligent Designer, is the God of the biblical Genesis divine fiat creation tales.
About Robert Pennock, PhD
Professor, Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University
Robert T. Pennock is a Professor at Michigan State University, where he is on the faculty of Lyman Briggs College and the Departments of Philosophy and Computer Science. He is a PI of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action. His research involves both experimental and philosophical questions that relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science, such as the evolution of altruism, complexity, and intelligence. A national leader in evolution education, he was an expert witness in the historic Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School Board Intelligent Design creationism case. Dr. Pennock is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has served on the AAAS Committee on the Public Understanding of Science and Technology and the National Academies of Science Evolution, Creationism and Science authoring committee. He is PI of the Avida-ED Project, which develops software and curricula to help students learn about evolution and the nature of science using digital organisms.