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Origins of Life Debate Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Darwin's Origin of Species

With the anniversary of Darwin's opus nearly upon us, a question that keeps coming up is whether the scientific community is any closer to figuring out the origins of life now than when Darwin published his theory 150 years ago?

To mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species, advocates for intelligent design and Darwinian evolution will be squaring off at the end of the month to debate the origins of life, the challenges to Darwin's theory of evolution and the alternative theory of intelligent design. The American Freedom Alliance is sponsoring this debate as a part of their series of events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origins this month.

The debate will feature:

• Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, Director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute and author of Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design.

• Dr. Michael Shermer, the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine and editor of Skeptic.com, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and an Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University.

• Dr. Richard Sternberg, evolutionary biologist and Research Scientist at the Biologic Institute and a Research Collaborator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

• Dr. Donald R. Prothero, Professor of Geology at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Lecturer in Geobiology at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, and member of the editorial board of Skeptic magazine.

WHEN: Monday, November 30th at 7:30pm

WHERE: Saban Theater, 8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA

Tickets are available for $20.00; students: $10.00 and can only be purchased either at www.americanfreedomalliance.org or at the door on day of event. Co-sponsoring the event are The Skeptics Society, Center for Inquiry, the Saban Theater, and the Temple for the Arts.