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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Intelligent design a BIG threat in Canada?: Well, how about an intriguing question, not a threat?

Apparently, a group called the Secular Alliance is sponsoring a meet at the MedSci building in downtown Toronto on the University of Toronto Campus on Thursday March 22, 2007, on the subject: "God and Evolution: Is Intelligent Design Ruining Science Education?"
Dr. Brian Alters, who directs McGill University?s Evolution Education Research Centre, made headlines when the SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) rejected his grant application because he did not give ?adequate justification for the assumption in the proposal that the theory of Evolution, and not Intelligent Design Theory, was correct?. (See coverage by the Montreal Gazette and NCSE.) Dr. Dan Brooks researches evolutionary biology and biodiversity at the University of Toronto, and is currently working on a new academic journal focusing on evolution. (See his homepage and two bios.)


My own comments on Alters' attempted raid on the public purse are here.
If you want to understand why the intelligent design controversy cannot go away, read By Design or by Chance?.

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