05 February 2008

"Inside Creationism's Trojan Horse: A Closer Look at Intelligent Design"


is the lecture that will be presented by Dr. Barbara Forrest Thursday, February 7th in Kilpatrick auditorium on Centenary campus.

Dr. Forrest is a philosophy professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Southeastern Louisiana University and will present a lecture which details the political and religious aims of the intelligent design creationist movement.

She will also be speaking about her role in the landmark 2005 trial, Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover School Area District on Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Louisiana State University-Shreveport Science Lecture Room beginning at 2 p.m. The title of her lecture at LSUS is "Slam Dunk for Science and the Constitution: Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District."

Dr. Forrest has served as an expert witness for the plaintiffs in the first legal case involving intelligent design, Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District, which originated in Dover, Pa., and was resolved with a judgment in favor of the plaintiffs in December 2005.

She is a member of the board of directors of the National Center for Science Education and the National Advisory Council of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. She has appeared on Larry King Live, ABC's Nightline, the BBC’s Horizon documentary about the Kitzmiller trial, "A War on Science," and PBS’s Nova documentary about the Kitzmiller trial, "Judgment Day."

Dr. Forrest will be available before and after the lecture to sign copies of her book, which will be for sale at the lecture.

We'll be interviewing Dr. Forrest and that interview as well as the program itself should be aired next week. It will be up on the podcast shortly after.

In summary:

Dr. Barbara Forrest lectures on Intelligent Design/Creationism
8 pm on Thursday, February 7th
Kilpatrick Auditorium, Centenary College

The interview is available at this post.
[Update: link to podcast episode added (12:01a 3/21/08)]

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