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The Evidence Against the New Creationism

October 10, 2001
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Organized by:
Jeff Seaver
Phone: (616) 892-9300
Email: jeff@cfimichigan.org


Dr. Pennock accompanied his talk with visual displays, outlining the key points. The first visual was titled “Blunting the Wedge” which referred to the “Wedge” tactic whereby the new creationists attempt to bypass Church – State separation issues by proposing that they are promoting a scientific alternative to evolution.

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.