The Penn Science Cafe Presents: Will Biology Class Adapt to Intelligent Design?

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Media Contact:Greg Lester | | 215-573-6604August 29, 2005

WHAT: The Penn Science Cafe, the lecture series that pulls science out of the lab and takes it out for a night on the town. It is your opportunity to ask questions directly to leading scientific experts.  

WHO: Paul Sniegowski, associate professor of biology, and Michael Weisberg, assistant professor of Philosophy.  

WHERE:  The MarBar   

40th and Walnut streets, Philadelphia


6 p.m., Monday, August 29

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Menu items available for purchase

It came as a surprise to many when the Dover, Pa, school board decided to allow the teaching of "intelligent design theory" in their science classrooms.   

But is intelligent design a viable alternative to evolutionary science? Or is it simply a mutated form of creationism?  Weisberg and Sniegowski will recap the goings on in Dover, describe the science of evolution and discuss the difference between science and pseudoscience.