Talk of the Times: Intelligent Design vs. Evolution

Sponsored by the Seattle Times
Past Event April 26, 2006
The Talk of the Times:
Intelligent Design vs. Evolution

From courtrooms to classrooms to newsrooms, the debate between the theory of intelligent design and Darwin's theory of evolution has captured the attention of the nation. Is intelligent design science? Is there evidence that points to an intelligent cause for the diversity of life? What about Darwinian evolution, is the evidence behind it as solid as it has been taught?
Listen to an Audio MP3(89.8MB) of the debate here!
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Part 1-Audio MP3(47.2MB)
Part 2-Audio MP3(42.6MB)

Join two scientists as they debate the issue: Peter Ward, University of Washington Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, and Stephen Meyer, Philosopher of Science and Director of the Center for Science and Culture of the Discovery Institute. David Postman, chief political reporter for the Seattle Times, will moderate as they engage in a discussion about the science of intelligent design and evolution.

The forum, part of Seattle Times Talk of the Times Series, will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall Seattle, 8th and Seneca. For directions and parking, click here.

Tickets will be available at the door for $5. Space is limited, so arrive early.

About the speakers:

Peter Ward is a professor and researcher with the UW Earth and Space Sciences Dept. Since earning his Ph.D. in 1976, Ward has published more than 100 scientific papers dealing with paleontological, zoological , and astronomical topics. Ward is currently examining the nature of the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event with studies in France and Spain involving detailed field work which concentrates on ammonites and bivalves. His other areas of research include Analytical Geochemistry, Astrobiology and Paleontology. He's also authored or co-authored 12 books including Life As We Do Not Know It, and The Rare Earth.

Stephen C. Meyer is director and Senior Fellow of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute, in Seattle. Meyer earned his Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University for his dissertation on the history of origin of life biology and the methodology of the historical sciences. Previously he worked as a geophysicist with the Atlantic Richfield Company after earning his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Geology. Meyer has co-authored two books: Darwinism, Design, and Public Education (Michigan State University Press) and Science and Evidence of Design in the Universe (Ignatius Press).