This last week saw US Intelligent Deisgn proponent Michael Behe on the “Darwin or Design?” speaking tour of the UK. As well as hosting an evening event, “Unbelievable?” invited him to discuss ID with theistic evolutionist Prof Michael Reiss in front of an invited audience.
Michael Behe is professor of Biochemistry at LeHigh University, Pennsylvania. His book “Darwin’s Black Box” launched the modern Intelligent Design movement which claims that aspects of biology are too compelx to have arisen by blind Darwinian processes but entail the guidance of an intelligent mind.
Michael Reiss is Professor of Science Education at the Institute of Education. Ordained in the Church of England, he was formerly director of education at the Royal Society before stepping down amid controversy over statements he made about engaging with ID and creationism in the classroom.
They engage the topic of ID and evolution in front of an audience of scientists, church and secular leaders at Charles Darwin house in London.
They discuss the limits of science, whether ID is a religious movement, the place of ID in the classroom and take questions from the audience.
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For Michael Behe’s visual presentation http://www.premier.org.uk/~/media/87809B06C34444DDB31D8B016F711D4A.ashx
For Michael Behe see http://www.lehigh.edu/~inbios/faculty/behe.html
For Michael Reiss see http://www.ioe.ac.uk/staff/GEMS/GEMS_71.html
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