:: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 ::
Don't Just Take My Word For It
From a posting on the MCB Facebook group Message Board:
"Creationism in Camouflage: The 'Intelligent Design' Deception"
What: A guest lecture by Dr. Keith Lockitch, followed by audience Q & A.
Where: 314 Altgeld Hall.
When: Thursday, November 10, 2005, 7:00pm
Description: "In this talk Dr. Lockitch will examine the intelligent design movement focusing on its similarities and differences with standard creationism. By hiding its religious essence behind a cloak of pseudo-science, the movement seeks to make itself more palatable to intellectuals and the general public. And because today's academics--including the most passionate and vocal defenders of evolution--are incapable of answering its most fundamental arguments, the doors of our colleges and schools are ominously open to primitive mysticism masquerading as science."
Dr. Lockitch (Ph.D. in Physics) is a junior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, where he edits and writes op-eds and teaches in the Objectivist Academic Center. He teaches undergraduate writing and a graduate course on the history of physics. Before joining ARI, he did postdoctoral research in physics at the University of Illinois.
For further information, contact: email@example.com
This event sponsored by: the Illinois Objectivist Club, the Ayn Rand Institute, and SORF.
Illinois Objectivist Club http://www.uiuc.edu/ro/ioc
UPDATE: The DI's running a story in Thursday's paper promoting the lecture.
UPDATE UPDATE: I went, and wasn't thrilled.
:: The Squire 1:48 PM :: email this post :: ::