Panel titled "Evolution, Intelligent Design and God: The Conversation Continues" set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 in Buckley Center Auditorium
The Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture at the University of Portland will host a panel titled "Evolution, Intelligent Design and God: The Conversation Continues."
(Media-Newswire.com) - 10/9/2006 contact: John Furey
The Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture at the University of Portland will host a panel titled “Evolution, Intelligent Design and God: The Conversation Continues.”
The panel discussion is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 in Buckley Center Auditorium on the University of Portland Campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. Panel members will be John Haught, Peter Dodson, and Michael Behe, all who participated last year in a popular and spirited series titled “Evolution, Intelligent Design, and God: A Conversation.” The series, also hosted by the Garaventa Center, was held on successive weekends and drew overflowing crowds, prompting University officials to move the second presentation into the Chiles Center.
Due to limited seating in BC Auditorium, a ticket will be required to attend the panel discussion. The tickets are free and will be available after Oct. 1 in the Garaventa Center office in BC 214, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or at the Information Desk in the Pilot House on campus, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Haught is the Landegger Distinguished Professor of Theology at Georgetown University, where he specializes in systematic theology. In his new book, Is Nature Enough?, Haught seeks to provide a reasonable, scientifically informed alternative to scientific naturalism.
Dodson, a paleontologist, has spent his entire career as an anatomist at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. He is also president of the Philadelphia Center for Religion and Science. He is the author of many books including both scholarly books and children’s books on dinosaurs.
Behe is a biochemist and intelligent design advocate. He is professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Author of Darwin’s Black Box he introduces the notion of “irreducible complexity,” an idea that life is too complex at the biochemical level to be the product of an accidental material evolutionary process.
The panelists will be joined by University of Portland professors Margaret Monahan Hogan, McNerney Hanson Professor of Ethics, Steven A. Kolmes, Molter Professor of Science, and Rev. Thomas Hosinski, C.S.C., Templeton Foundation Award winner.
For more information about the discussion, please contact Jamie Powell at the Garaventa Center at ( 503 ) 943-7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Portland is Oregon's Catholic university and has been closely affiliated for nearly a century with the Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame, Indiana. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top 10 regional universities in the American West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a Graduate School, and schools of Business, Education, Engineering, and Nursing.
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