Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Richard Weikart is a featured speaker at this year’s National Conference on Christian Apologetics, hosted in Charlotte, NC, on October 13-15. Come hear Dr. Weikart cover topics addressed in his new book, The Death of Humanity: Are Humans Intrinsically Valuable or A Cosmic Accident? In The Death of Humanity, Dr. Weikart traces the roots of the attitude that humans are just advanced apes wearing clothes. It will probably not surprise anyone that Darwinism played a key role in this development. In addition, he provides many shocking examples of the dehumanizing tendencies that flow from mentality that sees a human as just another animal. Finally, he shows the pernicious influence this has had on issues of life and death: abortion, infanticide, suicide, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.
This blurring of the distinction between humans and animals, together with the view that the death of the unfit brings evolutionary progress, had harmful effects in Germany, giving impetus to Nazi ideology and atrocities. In another session, Dr. Weikart will present a lecture on Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs That Drove the Third Reich.
There will also be a regional screening of the new film by Discovery Institute, Revolutionary: Michael Behe and the Mystery of Molecular Machines.
Revolutionary tells the story of biochemist Michael Behe and the revolution he helped spark twenty years ago with his path-breaking book Darwin’s Black Box, inspiring a new generation of scientists and thinkers who are challenging Darwinian orthodoxy and discovering powerful evidence throughout nature of intelligent design. Learn what led Behe to his discoveries, how those opposed to his ideas tried to kill them in court, how Behe’s ideas have been vindicated by science during the past decade, and how his ideas have led to a growing movement for a new approach to biology. After seeing the film, you will want to join the revolution!
For more information and to register for the conference, visit Southern Evangelical Seminary.