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Press release for ID Discussion at CPC (Jan. 15, 2006)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Rev. Dr. Kenneth E. Kovacs
Catonsville Presbyterian Church
1400 Frederick Road
Catonsville , MD 21228

Phone Number: 410-747-6180
Fax Number: 410-747-7263
Email Address: pastor@catonsvillepresb.org
Web site address: www.catonsvillepresb.org

SCIENCE, THEOLOGY AND INTELLEGENT DESIGN SEMINARS AT CATONSVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH JANUARY 15th THOUGH FEBRUARY 5th

Catonsville , Maryland From January 15th through February 5th 2006, Catonsville Presbyterian Church (CPC) will host a series of educational sessions on the scientific and theological implications of the Intelligent Design challenge to Evolution.  Presentations on January 15th and 29th will be lead by Rev. Dr. James Miller from the Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology and the Christian Faith (PASTCF).  Sessions on January 22nd and February 5th will be panel discussions led by the CPC Adult Education Committee and featuring members of the scientific community within the church who will discuss their experiences.

On January 15th we will discuss "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.  On January 29th Rev. Miller will present "Creation and Nature:  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.

Rev. Dr. Miller is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), the development officer for PASTCF and the Senior Program Associate for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion.  He is co-editor of the volume, The Church and Contemporary Cosmology (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1989), editor of An Evolving Dialogue:  Scientific, Historical, Philosophical and Theological Perspectives on Evolution (AAAS, 1998; revised edition, Trinity Press International, 2001),  Cosmic Questions (New York Academy of Sciences, 2001) and The Epic of Evolution (Prentice Hall, 2003).

Sessions are open to the general public and will run from 9am - 10:15 each Sunday and will be held in the church library.  Catonsville Presbyterian Church is located at 1400 Frederick Ave. in Catonsville .

For more information visit the church website at http://www.catonsvillepresb.org

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