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Evolution and Intelligent Design discussion

"A legitimate conflict between science and religion cannot exist. Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." - Albert Einstein

As part of CPC's continuing discussion of science as a Christian vocation, we will spend 4 Sundays, starting January 15th, 2006, discussing the scientific and theological implications of the Intelligent Design challenge to the Theory of Evolution.

Adult Education Class Sessions:
January 15: "Nature and Creation: Why 'Intelligent Design' is bad science." This session will explore the two primary hypothetical claims of the Intelligent Design Movement and discuss why they fall short of being scientific. The session will also consider how the Movement's primary aim is to redefine the very nature of science and why such an effort undermines actual scientific fruitfulness. Led by Rev. Dr. James Miller, Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology and the Christian Faith (PASTCF). Click here for Dr. Miller's biography
January 22: Panel Discussion 
January 29: "Nature and Creation: Why 'Intelligent Design' is bad theology." This session will consider the theological pedigree of the Intelligent Design Movement and consider why it has such a strong religious appeal. The session will also discuss the inadequacy of "Designer" as a theological metaphor for God and a possible constructive response to the theological challenge of affirming God as Creator of an evolving universe. Led by Rev. Dr. James Miller, Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology and the Christian Faith (PASTCF)
February 5: Panel Discussion 

Further Resources on Evolution and ID:
January 2006 CPC Messenger Article on Evolution and Intelligent Design
Press Release announcing Adult Ed. series
Web Resources
Selected Reading List

      

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