Any readers in Arizona may be interested in the following upcoming public lecture that I will be giving on Tuesday, March 28:
Twenty Years A-Growing: Creationism Since Edwards v. Aguillard
Sponsored by ASU’s Secular Freethought Society
In 1986 the Supreme Court effectively killed off “scientific creationism” with its decision in Edwards v Aguillard. Undaunted, supporters morphed into the “Intelligent Design Movement,” a group which itself has received a significant setback in the recent Kitzmiller v Dover decision. This talk will examine the twenty-year development of ID, particularly highlighting the movement’s interest in “cultural renewal,” and its place in the broader culture wars of the past decades.
Memorial Union Room 223, ASU Tempe Campus, 5:00 PM [map]