Saturday, April 19

Expelled in Franklin

Join Franklin Classical School and the King’s Meadow Study Center on May 1 from 6:30-9:30 PM, for an evening of lively discussion and intellectual engagement as we discuss Darwinism, Intelligent Design, and the newly released film, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed with some of Middle Tennessee's most capable scientists, academicians, and intellectuals.

Ben Stein’s Expelled documentary is creating an awareness of the rampant suppression of academic freedom in institutions around the world. At the same time, he is bringing to the consciousness of many Americans the raging controversy in intellectual and academic circles between Darwinism and the Intelligent Design movement.

Expelled in Franklin will provide our community a primer on Darwinism and the Intelligent Design movement as well as an historical sketch on the philosophical underpinnings of Darwinism, Darwinism’s impact on the 20th century, and a vision for how parents, students, and interested citizens can negotiate a culture saturated with Darwinism.

This event is free and open to the public. However, an RSVP must be received by April 25 with the names of those who will attend. Seating is limited.

The panel discussion primer on Darwinism and Intelligent Design will be followed by a Q&A session at Christ Community Church, 1215 Hillsboro Road in Franklin.

4 comments:

Kenj said...

My 15-year-old and 13-year-old sons and I saw Expelled yesterday and thought it was excellent. Much food for thought, and in typical Ben Stein fashion, well done.

nbta said...

Here's a bit on evolution vs. creation (scroll down the page) It seems most modern day theologians are starting to embrace Darwinism.

www.christilling.de/blog/ctblog.html

Jason said...

"Natural Selection seemed a dogma to be put in the place of the Athanasian Creed; it was a form of religious hope; a promise of ulitmate perfection."

Henry Adams

from

The Education of Henry Adams - 1907

A very telling observation indeed from a bracingly honest intellectual sceptic.

jp

jackmooring said...

Expelled was very eye opening for me. I never realized the lack of open debate on this issue in the academic world. I'm praying for massive change in the coming years.

-jack