Jonathan McLatchie writes to say,
The UK Centre for Intelligent Design (C4ID) is hosting a series of webinars, beginning this Friday evening, on the current Coronavirus pandemic. The speakers are Dr. Michael Behe (Friday July 17th), myself (Thursday July 23rd), and Dr. Hugo van Woerden (Thursday July 30th). The theme is “Design in Virology?” All times are 3pm Eastern (8pm British time).
You can find full details, including the YouTube URLs for the live-streams, here.
Here. is the link for Michael Behe’s webinar this coming Friday.
Webinars: hat tip to social distancing.
Michael Behe’s latest book, of course, is Darwin Devolves, in which he argues that much “evolution” is actually breaking or blunting sophisticated equipment for a current advantage. Should suit the discussion of viruses pretty well. Stay safe.
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