Evolution / Intelligent Design - A Civil Debate and Discussion (June 12th)

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Campbell's picture
Joined: 03/01/2010

"What is Evolution….What is Intelligent Design?"

A Civil Debate and Discussion
Hosted by the Fayette Freethought Society

The controversy continues:

• In 2009, a Gallup poll revealed that only 39% of Americans "believe in the theory of evolution."
• Immigration is spreading creationism across Europe.
• In the Muslim world, creationism is on the rise.

Please join in the discussion on Saturday, June 12th. Audience questions/participation is encouraged.
Presenting the evidence for evolution is Dr. Mark Farmer, Professor and Head of the Department of Cellular Biology at University of Georgia. His current research includes "the origin and evolution of eukaryotic cells, one of the most exciting yet poorly understood phenomena in all of cell biology."

Presenting arguments in favor of Intelligent Design is Dr. Charles Thaxton, (Fayetteville, GA resident) creationist author and Fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. He was the editor of the first edition of the controversial creationism/Intelligent Design textbook, "Of Pandas and People." The book was featured prominently in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District. http://www.discovery.org/p/96

The event will be moderated by Dr. Dan Everett, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at University of Georgia.

Date: Saturday, June 12, 2010

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Place: Covenant Presbyterian Church
819 Hwy. 314
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Campbell's picture
Joined: 03/01/2010
Evolution / Intelligent Design - a civil debate

We hope you all can attend this event on June 12th. It should be interesting for both sides of the controversy.

J. Campbell

BHH's picture
Joined: 02/11/2011
Creation is unshakable

Evolution is a good theory (and science) but creation is unshakable.
All things were created whole and mature and that includes earth and everything in the universe. They were designed to have the qualities of being ancient when dissected. Even the first man and woman if dissected would have looked as though they had been born and grown up from a baby even though they were created whole and mature.
I mean it's commonly believed that they would have had no belly button, but can you imagine how that would have looked. It just doesn't work. No God in his right mind would have omitted it from a woman's belly. Creation and evolution cannot be compared as either or. They both work hand in hand and are acceptable in my opinion and should not be competing with each other. Evolution is not evidence against but proof of creation.

NUK_1's picture
Joined: 12/17/2007

I'm glad we have progressed in thinking and intellect way beyond this crap. What's next? The Earth is flat? The sun revolves around the Earth? Oh noez....I'm going to HAY-YELL now!

Chris P. Bacon
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Joined: 02/28/2010
Prisoners Of Their Own Strategery

There was a time, not so long ago actually, when leading conservative intellectuals were not afraid to roll their eyes at the tin-foil hat nuttery of the conspiracy-theory fueled factions of the extreme fringe right-wing.

Older folks might remember William F. Buckley's tactical nuclear rhetorical strike against the Birchers in the 1960s.

Sadly, those days are long gone.

In these days of "epistemic closure", when Brownshirt Palin-American thugs like Observerofu and Georgia Patriot personally demonize even the slightest deviation from party dogma, conservative intellectuals will go to any length to avoid antagonizing the "base".

Case in point: Prisoners Of Their Own Strategery documents leading conservatives tap-dancing mightily to avoid being pinned down in the farcial "Evolution vs. Creationism" debate. You get the sense that they really really want to dismiss the idiocy of creationism, but are unwilling to go out on a limb and risk forfeiting the status (and "wingnut welfare") that comes from being labeled a "conservative intellectual".

BHH's picture
Joined: 02/11/2011

You go boy. Thanks for the link, it's great. I'm not sure what you said but I think we are in agreement. Crispy bacon is good no matter how you slice it.

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