The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s categorization of the following short piece is spot-on, being part of Religion Briefs.
Sessions slated on intelligent design
FORT WORTH — The Great Debate: Intelligent Design and The Existence of God, a program featuring four scholars, will be Nov. 7-8 at two Fort Worth locations. The question “How did we get here — by design or chance?” will be debated by these scholars:
David Berlinski, a critic of evolution, who is a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute’s Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture. He is the author of The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions.
Bradley Monton, a philosophy professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and author of An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design.
Denis Alexander, director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St. Edmund’s College in Cambridge, England, and author of Creation or Evolution: Do We Have to Choose?
Lawrence Krauss, professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the physics department at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. He is the author of Beyond Star Trek: From Alien Invasions to the End of Time.
The first session will be 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 7 at Will Rogers Auditorium, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave.; the second, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 917 Lamar St. Tickets cost $10, $5 for students at the first session; free for the second. www.st-andrew.com.
— Terry Lee Goodrich
Berlinski is a DI Fellow. Monton defends IDC. Denis Alexander has criticized IDC, as has Lawrence Krauss.
I hope Krauss points out that the debate question is bogus; chance plays a role in evolution, but it isn’t the only thing going on.