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Dembski to Speak on Darwin at Baylor University Tuesday Night

ENV readers in Texas have the opportunity tomorrow night (Tuesday), to see Dr. William Dembski present a lecture on "Darwin's Unpaid Debt." The lecture will be held at Baylor University and is hosted by the American Scientific Affiliation's Baylor Chapter.

According to ASA-Baylor, this is what Dembski will speak on:

Natural selection is widely supposed to be an information ratchet that gradually accumulates the information organisms need to acquire novel adaptations. Yet natural selection is nothing of the sort. The Darwinian mechanism of natural selection and random variation is a low-level trial-and-error method for solving routine problems that is unequipped to handle the innovative problems that biological systems have solved in the course of natural history. Darwinism and evolutionary biology more generally, committed as they are to unguided material mechanisms, do not have the resources to solve biology's information problem. This talk will indicate why biology's information problem is unresolvable apart from intelligent design.

This is just another example of intelligent design thinking and its usefulness for solving key problems in evolutionary science. If you're in the area, go see Dr. Dembski in Room 109, Rogers Engineering and Computer Science Building, Baylor University, at 5:30 pm, Tuesday, October 21.