SOCRATIC PROJECT: XIV SCIENCE AND RELIGION: (Design vs Chance)

Fuz Rana & Stanley Cohn debate Evolution

Is there evidence in the natural world for an intelligent creator?  If so what impact does this have for us?   Join us as we invite two scholars to engage and debate on this very important issue.  If you are in town, join us this Thursday, at the Socratic Project 14, Philosophical and Scientific Debate on Chance vs Design!    The video is below.  

Also, below is my video commentary about the protest that happened on campus because of the debate.

Pictures are here: https://tinyurl.com/ycbvflsp  

The debate took place Oct 5th 6-9pm. at Olive-Harvey College Address: 10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628 

“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.”― Isaac Newton, The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

Which is more likely? That the universe was designed just for us, or that we see the universe as having been designed just for us?”― Michael ShermerWhy Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design

OUR TWO DEBATERS were:

  1. FUZ RANA VICE PRESIDENT OF “REASONS TO BELIEVE” WILL ARGUE FOR DESIGN IN NATURE

AND

  1. STANLEY COHN PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY FROM DEPAUL UNIVERSITY WILL ARGUE AGAINST DESIGN IN NATURE

“DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created.”― Bill GatesThe Road Ahead

 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

You are welcome to come for an intriguing time of debate, discussion and stimulating philosophical and scientific discourse.

The views and opinions expressed in this debate are those of the panelists and audience participants and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the City Colleges of Chicago, our Board of Trustees, officers or administration of Olive Harvey College (OHC). The content of the debate is strictly for the purpose of assisting with student learning objectives or the individual educational pursuits of our guests. Assumptions made in the debate are not reflective of the position of Olive-Harvey College.

The Socratic Project at Olive-Harvey is inspired by the philosophical teachings of Socrates. This endeavor seeks to cultivate and provoke critical, philosophical, and innovative thinking among students and the community through a series of thought-provoking public debates.OHC Socratic Debate Flyer