PvM posted Entry 499 on September 23, 2004 10:13 AM.
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An interesting conference on Evolution and God:  150 years of love and war between science and religion will be held on October 15-17, 2004

at the Strosacker Auditorium of the Case Western Reserve University

Darwin’s revolution was not limited to the scientific world. It reverberates to this day in theology, philosophy and politics. As a result, in America today, people hear more about evolution from evangelists preaching against it, than they do from their high school teachers. This highly charged political nexus has delivered a false impression about the history of evolutionary theory and its interactions with walks of life outside the scientific world. This conference is committed to achieving a more accurate historical understanding of these issues among historians and philosophers, and bringing that view directly to the public.

Speakers
October 16, 2004
8:30 am- 5:30 pm
Strosacker Auditorium

James Moore
author of: Darwin and The Post-Darwinian Controversies
Ron Numbers
author of: The Creationists and Darwin Comes to America
Ed Larson
author of: Summer for the Gods, and Evolution:  The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory
Keith Miller
editor: Perspectives on an Evolving Creation
Ken Miller
author of: Finding Darwin’s God
Barbara Forrest
author of: Creationism’s Trojan Horse

Lawrence Krauss
author of Atom and The Physics of Star Trek

Dr. Krauss will lead a panel discussion with Virgil Brown, Rob Hovis, and Martha Wise —the three Cleveland-area members of the Ohio Board of Education

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Comment #7874

Posted by shiva on September 23, 2004 12:45 PM (e) (s)

Great thing happening in my backyard - in my town! Moderator may email me for my contact details. I live close to school and would love to spend time with the Gurus of PT. Welcome to Case and Cleveland!

Comment #8489

Posted by Mandy Josanne on October 7, 2004 04:15 AM (e) (s)

Really good work. I found a lot of profound information which can help me to go on. Thanks for all this input.

Comment #8768

Posted by Ben Orris on October 14, 2004 12:09 AM (e) (s)

I Believe Darwin Is Right on Track With Where We Came From. The Question Remains Where Do We Go? I ACTUALLY Believe that Christianity Has The Right Goals of Where We Want To Be! Can We Evolve Into God Or Gods If We Do The Right Things

Comment #8769

Posted by Steve on October 14, 2004 12:48 AM (e) (s)

Once again, I wish someone would write a Firefox extension which would take capitalized words, and normal-case them. Somehow, a large percentage of the public can’t grasp that there’s no need to capitalize for emphasis if the writing is good. Take a look at the following excerpt from Darwin’s autobiography:

But at that time I overlooked one problem of great importance and it is astonishing to me…how I could have overlooked it and its solution. This problem is the tendency in organic beings descended from the same stock to diverge in character as they become modified. That they have diverged greatly is obvious from the manner in which species of all kinds can be classed under genera, genera under families…and so forth; and I can remember the very spot in the road, whilst in my carriage, when to my joy the solution occurred to me…. The solution, as I believe, is that the modified offspring of all dominant and increasing forms tend to become adapted to many and highly diversified places in the economy of nature.

Now contrast that with an emphasized version:

But at that time I overlooked one problem of great importance and it is astonishing to me…how I could have overlooked it and its SOLUTION. This problem is the tendency in organic beings descended from the same stock to diverge in character as they become modified. That they have diverged greatly is OBVIOUS from the manner in which species of all kinds can be classed under genera, genera under families…and so forth; and I can remember the VERY SPOT in the road, whilst in my carriage, when to my joy the solution occurred to me…. The solution, as I believe, is that the modified offspring of all dominant and increasing forms tend to become ADAPTED to many and highly diversified places in the economy of nature.

See how crappy that is?