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Richard Dawkins- The Devil’s ChaplainDate:
August 27, 2003
The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Phone: (616) 892-9300
Richard Dawkins, is the first holder of Oxford University’s Simonyi Professorship in the Public Understanding of Science. Some of his previous books include The Blind Watchmaker, which is a countering book length argument to the Paleyesque one supposing a Designer for life’s pageantry in the same way that we understand a watch to have been made by a purposeful creator. Unfortunately, the latest species of Creationism—Intelligent Design Theory– that has evolved employs these same tired, refuted and unfruitful concepts that Rev. Paley employed over a century ago.
About Carl Bajema, PhD
Retired Professor of Biological Sciences, Grand Valley State University
Recently retired from Grand Valley State University, Dr. Bajema taught evolutionary biology for more than 40 years. He has conducted scientific research involving the measurement of the direction and intensity of selection in human populations. Professor Bajema also has been very active as a science educator helping students, teachers and others gain a better scientific understanding of the natural processes involved in evolution.