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Marcus Ross and Peter Dodson at Temple University


Marcus Ross, the young ID-friendly paleontologist recently featured in the New York Times, will be giving a lecture on intelligent design and the Cambrian Explosion at Temple University today (Monday, April 9). The lecture will be located in Gladfelter Hall, 1115 W. Berks Street, Room 16. Also speaking (for evolution) will be dinosaur paleontologist Dr. Peter Dodson of the University of Pennsylvania. Dodson has been a skeptic of the dino-to-bird hypothesis, and has interacted with Ross at professional meetings. Their exchange today should be fascinating. The lectures begin at 6 and run to 8:30 PM. This event is free and open to the public.

Does anyone know if there was any audio or commentary on how this event went? KMO
Speaking of "fundamentalists who capitalized on secular credential", as if this were some sort of sin, what about Darwinists who capitalize on religious credentials? I'm thinking of Barry Lynn of Americans United for Seperation of Church and State, who is an ordained minister, and the NCSE's "Faith Project Director", who apparently holds seminary degrees. There are probably others. russ
RE: The NYT article: Believing Scripture but Playing by Science’s Rules
Eugenie C. Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, a private group on the front line of the battle for the teaching of evolution, said fundamentalists who capitalized on secular credentials “to miseducate the public” were doing a disservice.
Toward the end of the article:
But Dr. Scott, a former professor of physical anthropology at the University of Colorado, said in an interview that graduate admissions committees were entitled to consider the difficulties that would arise from admitting a doctoral candidate with views “so at variance with what we consider standard science.” She said such students “would require so much remedial instruction it would not be worth my time.” That is not religious discrimination, she added, it is discrimination “on the basis of science.”
Despite the polemical tone presented here, the article did offer some balance to Eugenie Scott's views on the qualifications for entering a doctoral program. Although I wonder if she wouldn't rather have used "reeducation" in place of "remedial instruction." How much "remedial instruction" would Marcus Ross have required? Perhaps he need but offer a pinch of incense to Darwin. Apollos
Welcome to UD Paul Nelson!!!!! Sal scordova
But of course it won't be recorded, right? Never mind :-( Robo
Ross is going to be one of the most hated scientists amongst the Darwiniacs. shaner74
It should be interesting! Will it be available as video, audio or even text??? IDist

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