Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Debate on God at Stanford

Following the evidence where it leads

DEBATE: Atheism vs. Theism and The Scientific Evidence of Intelligent Design
Sunday, January 27th at 4pm PST, Stanford University

Stanford University will play host to a debate entitled Atheism vs. Theism & the Scientific Evidence for Intelligent Design. This debate is being organized by student groups at Stanford: IDEA Club at Stanford,The Stanford Review and Vox Clara: A Journal of Christian Thought at Stanford.

Chirstopher Hitchens vs. Jay Richards

Christopher Hitchens — Contributing editor to Vanity Fair; visiting professor, New School in New York; author of God is Not Great.
Jay W. Richards — Research Fellow and Director of Acton Media at the Acton Institute; co-author, with astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez, of The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery.

Hosted by Ben Stein — Journalist, author and actor in the soon-to-be released movie, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.

Moderated by Michael Cromertie — Vice President at the Ethics and Public Policy Center; co-editor, with Richard John Neuhaus, of Piety and Politics.

Sunday, January 27th at 4pm PST

Stanford University
Dinkelspiel Auditorium
471 Lagunita Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

TICKETS: You must have a ticket to attend the event. Tickets can be reserved/obtained at no charge, by emailing: You must provide this information: Name, Affiliation ("Referred by …"), # of tickets. Seating is limited and tickets will be reserved on a first come, first reserved basis. On the day of the debate there will be a table out front for reserved tickets, and you can pick them up there at the event.


Anonymous said...

While I don't recognize the other names, it's hard not to roll my eyes at Hitchens and Stein. Of course I'll probably check it out anyways.

One Brow said...

Well, at least they wiull be talking about the scientific evidence in favor of Intelligent Design. I've have been waiting to hear som eof that for years.

Victor Reppert said...

Do the anti-ID people really want Hitchens at the helm in opposing someone like Jay Richards? He's neither a philosopher nor a scientist.

One Brow said...

Well, identifying "anti-ID" people is like identifying "anti-geocentrists". It's not really a uniform or organized group.

My personal preference would be to have a Ken Miller (devout Catholic), Wesley Elsberry (Methodist), etc. as opposed to Hitchens, simply because it immediately deflates the common claim that evolution is about naturalism, atheism, and/or materialism. Outside of that, I would rather have a better debater at a public debate as a practical matter. The result of a public debate won't determine which side is correct, but if the goal is too persuade, you want a persuasive presence over an expert.

Brian said...

Does anyone know how I might obtain the audio of this debate? (mp3 or the like) Thanks!