Detecting Design in Biology

Mr. Dembski and Mr. Shanks talked about whether or not the complexities of nature imply an intelligent designer, i.e.… read more

Mr. Dembski and Mr. Shanks talked about whether or not the complexities of nature imply an intelligent designer, i.e. God. Mr. Dembski claimed that evidence exists to suggest that such a designer did play a role. Mr. Shanks argued that there is no scientific evidence for such a being, and the fact that scientists have not been able to answer certain questions should not be considered evidence of the existence of a higher power. Slides were shown during the presentations. Following prepared remarks, the speakers responded to questions from the audience. This discussion was the second in a series of debates, organized and hosted by the Veritas Forum at UCLA, on the scope of science. Jeffrey Schwartz and Michael Shermer, who both participated in an earlier panel, joined Mr. Dembski and Mr. Shanks in making closing remarks at the end of the program.

Mr. Dembski is the author of The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions About Intelligent Design, published by InterVarsity Press. Mr. Shanks wrote God, the Devil, and Darwin: A Critique of Intelligent Design Theory, published by Oxford University Press. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • William A. Dembski Associate Research Professor Baylor University->Institute for Faith and Learning
  • Jeffrey M. Schwartz Research Professor University of California, Los Angeles->School of Medicine
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Detecting Design in Biology

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Program ID:
181776-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Debate
Location:
Los Angeles, California, United States
First Aired:
Jun 12, 2004
Last Aired:
May 23, 2005

Airing Details

  • Jun 12, 2004 | 9:26am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 04, 2004 | 1:10am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 31, 2004 | 6:37pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • May 18, 2005 | 10:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 19, 2005 | 2:06am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 19, 2005 | 7:06am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 21, 2005 | 10:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 21, 2005 | 2:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 21, 2005 | 7:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 22, 2005 | 10:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 23, 2005 | 2:07am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 23, 2005 | 7:07am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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