Scientists from Discovery Institute and Biologic Institute are heading to Texas to Southern Methodist University Thursday, September 23rd for a special evening event: 4 Nails in Darwin’s Coffin Presents New Scientific Challenges to Darwinian Evolution. Following a screening of Darwin’s Dilemma they will answer questions from attendees.
Three years ago Discovery funded and organized a two-day conference on the SMU campus titled Darwin vs. Design and featuring several scientists including Stephen Meyer who will also be at this year’s event. At that event some of the faculty and other Darwin activists around Dallas said that such a discussion had “no place on an academic campus” and tried to shut it down.
We thought that created a teachable moment. So we called their bluff and offered an opportunity for Darwinist faculty to debate the scientists and scholars in attendance. Not surprisingly they did what smart cardplayers do when they have a losing hand, they folded.
This time we’re coming to present our case to whoever attends. Darwinists, especially those interested in the science, are encouraged to come and bring their questions. We’re hoping for a respectful, civil discourse with both Darwin skeptics, and Darwin believers.
Molecular Biologist Dr. Jonathan Wells and philosopher of science Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, will be joined by molecular biologist Dr. Douglas Axe and evolutionary biologist Dr. Richard Sternberg at a free screening of the acclaimed documentary Darwin’s Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record. Afterwards they will present some additional scientific challenges to Darwinian evolution and will also engage in a Q & A session with attendees.
The event is from 7:00-9:30pm, is free and open to the public and is sponsored and organized by SMU’s Victory Campus Ministries.