Monday, April 28, 2008
D-FW experts of all kinds recruited for upcoming Expelled panel
So, a biologist, film professor and Creation Institute editor walk into a theater...
The documentary, which decided to have its world premiere in Dallas, accuses the American scientific and academic community of unfair bias against educators who espouse the theory of intelligent design.
For their forum, the DPF has recruited UT Dallas biology professor Stephen D. Levene, SMU's film expert Rick Worland as well as Frank Sherwin, science editor at the Institute for Creation Research, which is currently (as of last year) headquartered in Dallas on Royal Lane. Yes, it's true.
According to campus press bits, UTD's Levene will be speaking against the film's main premise. Naturally.*
But, says the DPF's Andrew Laska, the panel is by no means attempting to truly pit intelligent design vs. evolution.
"Instead of discussing the merits of either side, we plan to concentrate on the film, on Stein's reasoning in making his conclusions," Laska said.
The documentary film is in current release and features writer, actor and comedian Ben Stein. Note: the film will not be shown at the event, so attendees are urged to see it in advance. Or just come anyway and get real angry and offended and glare at other people. Either way.
The event, co-sponsored by PegasusNews, is free for forum members and $5 for non-members.
- Angelika Film Center & Cafe
5321 East Mockingbird Lane
- Age limit: All ages Free - $5
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