What? Intelligent Design Conference at The Rock Church with Discovery Institute Speakers: “Science and Faith: Friends or Foes?”
Who? Speakers include Dr. Jay Richards, Dr. John West, Dr. Ray Bohlin, and Casey Luskin
When? Saturday, September 15th, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Where? The Rock Church (Point Loma Campus), 2277 Rosecrans St., San Diego, CA 92106
How Much? Admission is Free!
Register Now: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3895886702
This is an excellent primer to show others when discussing why we can test for, and detect intelligent design.
The theory of intelligent design begins with observations of how intelligent agents act when designing things. By observing human intelligent agents, there is actually quite a bit we can learn know and understand about the actions of intelligent designers.
You decide: Follow this post by Barry Arrington and its lively discussion at Uncommon Descent:
I’d like to post a note here about the advisory board for the IDEA Center. The reason I think this is significant is that this is literally a who’s who list of the real movers in the debate today. Without these very courageous and visionary leaders, there would be a massive void to fill. About five years ago I began a personal quest to discover if there was really scientific merit to the ID side of the origins debate. Through the seminal works of people like Michael Behe, Phillip Johnson and William Dembski, I quickly realized that a vigorous debate More >
Talk Radio host Hugh Hewitt talks to Richard Dawkins about the state of the Evolution debate and Dawkins’ newest book “The Greatest Show On Earth.” The interview is quite interesting and lively, and the transcript will give the reader an opportunity to examine what evidence Dawkins presents as empirical, and what he presents as conjecture or best guess. Evaluate for yourself and discuss.
San Diego IDEA Club was formed in 2010: — To promote, as a scientific theory, the idea that life was designed by an intelligence; — To educate people about scientific problems with purely natural explanations for the origins and evolution of life; — To challenge the philosophical assumptions of Darwinism, naturalism, and materialism; — To support academic freedom for legitimate intellectual viewpoints in academia and the culture as a whole; — To facilitate discussion, debate, and dialogue concerning these issues in a warm, friendly, and open atmosphere where individuals feel free to speak their personal views;
Via evolutionnews.org – This is a nice, tidy response which I think could be used at the watercooler to either help answer a question or even to begin a conversation.