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How to think and live in light of Genesis will be a perennial question for Christians throughout their sojourn this side of Glory. What Genesis means to tell us about our beginnings, our identities, our responsibilities has untold implications for all sorts of choices we make and attitudes we embrace.

Here’s a little more fodder for your thinking about all things primordial through the story of one man’s career choices resulting from his thinking about it, one man’s ridicule of those choices, and yet another man’s assessment of the debate between two men who call themselves scientists. (borrowed from First Things)

The Irrationality of Richard Dawkins

By Francis J. Beckwith

Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 6:47 AM

In his 2006 book, The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins laments the career path of Kurt Wise, who has, since 2006, held the positions of professor of science and theology and director of the Center for Theology and Science at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to that, Wise had taught for many years at Bryan College, a small evangelical college in Dayton, Tennessee, named after William Jennings Bryan, three-time Democratic presidential candidate and associate counsel in the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dear fortunate result of the primordial soup,

this I received from Michael Behe today (yes, I’m so popular)…if you’d like to attend that Darwin vs. Design conference this weekend at SMU at the reduced rate of $15, you can still sign up with Bonnie.  This whole debate is a hornet’s nest, and while I wouldn’t want to color your perspective before you attend (I can’t say I can articulate either side of the issue without fumbling badly yet), I do think it’s worth a hearing if you have the time to give it.  Anyhoo, here’s Dr Behe:

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I want to take this chance to alert you to an important educational opportunity, that is also a really fun event. April 13-14 I will be speaking at the Darwin vs. Design conference at SMU.

Along with Stephen Meyer and Jay Richards, I will be presenting the case for intelligent design and why I find it such a superior explanation for the complexity of life we see around us than is the Darwinian alternative.

Attendees will have a chance to learn first-hand about intelligent design from the scientists and scholars developing the theory, as well as opportunities to get your questions about intelligent design answered. For more information on speakers, a full agenda and details on how to purchase tickets, go to www.darwinvsdesign.com and click on Dallas April 13-14.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely,

Michael Behe
Senior Fellow
Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture