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Stephen Meyer Meets Lawrence Krauss, and More -- March Is Going to Be Interesting


Next month is going to be eventful, to say the least. From Toronto to Oregon, California to Seattle, you'll have opportunities to see top ID scientists and scholars up against some of the best that the other side has to offer. On Saturday, March 19 from 7-9 pm at the University of Toronto's Wycliffe College, Stephen Meyer will participate in a dialogue with arch-atheist cosmologist Lawrence Krauss and theistic evolutionist Denis Lamoureux. Their subject: "What's Behind It All? God, Science, and the Universe."

Don't worry, you will not need to be physically present in Toronto to follow the discussion. It will also be live-streamed on YouTube. Details are here.

On Thursday, March 10, Discovery Institute biologists Richard Sternberg and Ann Gauger will travel to Cottage Grove, OR, to offer counterprograming to the traveling Smithsonian exhibit on human origins. (Casey Luskin wrote about that here at Evolution News.) The exhibit will be on view at the Cottage Grove Public Library. Dr. Gauger and Dr. Sternberg will speak at the Cottage Grove Community Center about "Science and Human Origins: What Does the Evidence Really Say?" Details are here.

On Friday, March 11, in Cameron Park, CA, biologist and Center for Science & Culture fellow Dr. Cornelius Hunter will debate Dr. Michael Ruse, a softer-edged atheist than Krauss. Their topic: "Is Evolution Compelling?" Details are here.

Finally, on Tuesday, March 15, at Discovery Institute in Seattle, Dr. Gauger and our colleague biologist Dr. Jonathan Wells will lead an innovative four-hour program, the Intelligent Design Education Day. Note well: this is for private school and homeschool teachers and students, not public school. If you fit the profile of our intended audience, it will be an excellent opportunity to see what teaching about ID in an appropriate setting (NOT PUBLIC SCHOOL) would look like.

Of course, this is not a debate or point-counterpoint discussion like the other events, but ID poses the most profound challenge to Darwinian materialism. Unlike most Darwinists, ID proponents confront the best evidence for alternative ideas about evolution. Details are here.

These will all be lively conversations about science against the backdrop of ultimate questions on humankind's place in the universe. We hope you'll join us, as geography permits. And as always, please let your friends know.