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Lecture at the College of New Jersey on ID


Lecture at TCNJ on intelligent design
Saturday, March 25, 2006

EWING — Dr. William Dembski, a mathematician and philosopher, will lecture on “Understanding Intelligent Design” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Kendall Hall at The College of New Jersey. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Dembski is the Carl F.H. Henry Professor of Science and Theology at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky., where he heads its Center for Theology and Science.

He is a senior Fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture in Seattle, and the executive director of the International Society for Complexity, Information and Design.

Dembski has published articles in mathematics, philosophy, and theology journals and is the author/editor of more than 10 books.

Admission is free.

I had the pleasure of attending this lecture. Among many interesting topics, there was a discussion of the complexity of a flagellum and the difficulty of making a machine like that by means of a sequence of small changes. I asked Professor Dembski why Darwin and he both put such emphasis on gradualism. I feel that the answer I got was a brush-off. In defense of Professor Dembski, the hour was late and the Q&A period was already over. Now, after having slept on it, I am filled with questions. It is not that the flagellum must be built up in small steps, such a process would be irrelevant to the discussion. It is the DNA that must change in order for the flagellum to be available for evolution. What mechanism prevents gross changes in DNA and only allows gradual ones? What mechanism prevents small changes in DNA from having gross changes in the morphology of the offspring? Jimmy
Scott LOL! I haven't heard that line in many years. DaveScot
What exit!? Scott
Hey Bill, will you ever come to Montclair State? I would really appreciate that! Benjii
Go get 'em, Bill! Mats

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