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February 28, 2009

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Q: Is evolutionary indoctrination a “slam dunk for science and the Constitution”?

A: Noted philosophy professor and author Dr. Barbara Forrest answered the question above in the affirmative on February 16 in her DARWIN2009 keynote evening lecture at Northern Kentucky University (just a few miles down Interstate 275 from our ministry and the Creation Museum). She was in our area to discuss her involvement in defending evolution in the 2005 lawsuit against the Dover, Pennsylvania, school district over the teaching of intelligent design (ID) in its public schools.

Dr. Forrest’s lecture was one in a series of events in the Cincinnati metro area this year as evolutionists celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book On the Origin of Species. Dr. Forrest is a professor of philosophy in the Department of History and Political Science at Southeastern Louisiana University and co-author of Creationism’s Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design (2004; 2007, 2nd ed.).

The lecture, attended by about 180 people (evidently mostly from the university community), was very enlightening. I found that I agreed with much of what she said about the Intelligent Design Movement (IDM), but many of her criticisms also apply to her own evolutionist camp (as I will show).

Continue reading Dr. Terry Mortenson’s review of Dr. Forrest’s lecture at “Slam Dunk for Science and the Constitution”?

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News to Note Quick Look

It designed itself?: Have Canadian scientists uncovered the key that makes an evolutionary origin of life plausible? Read more.

Overselling snake oil: Philip Skell, a member of the National Academy of Sciences for more than three decades, cautions against protecting Darwinism through censorship. Read more.

Also: evolution in action—oh, never mind; the mystery mountains; worthy of all our praise?; and don’t miss . . . . Read more.

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