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IDEA Center co-president to present at "Darwin, Design and Democracy III" Conference on July 26-27, - July 12, 2002

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On July 26-27, 2002, the Intelligent Design Network (unaffiliated with the IDEA Center; this is a courtesy announcement) will host what has become the largest annual intelligent design conference, "Darwin, Design, and Democracy III: Teaching the Evidence in Science Education". Leaders of the Intelligent Design Movement will congregate in Kansas City, Missouri to discuss our scientific, cultural, and educational approach to origins science.

The IDEA Center is very grateful that the organizers of the conference have given IDEA Center co-president Casey Luskin the opportunity to present at a concurrent session at the conference on "How to Start an IDEA Club." This is a wonderful opportunity for the IDEA Center to help students promote intelligent design at their own schools!

DDD III will feature members of the intelligent design movement including: Michael J. Behe, author of Darwin's Black Box and leading scientist in the Intelligent Design movement. J.P. Morleand, professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, BIOLA University and editor of "The Creation Hypothesis: Scientific Evidence for An Intelligent Designer" and author of "Christianity and the Nature of Science: A Philosophical Examination". Jonathan Wells, PhD the author of "Icons of Evolution," a book that is rocking the science establishment and causing the publishers of biology textbooks to reexamine their products. John Calvert, J.D.., Lawyer and co-author of Teaching Origins Science in Public Schools. Calvert has been involved with some of the recent debates over science education policy in Ohio. Scott A. Minnich, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Microbiology at the University of Idaho. Other professionals will discuss in teaching evolution in high schools (William Harris, Ph.D., a biochemist), teaching the controversy using the internet (Ralph Richardson, M.D.), and an Intelligent Design based critique of Stephen Pinker's national bestseller, "How the Mind Works" (Paul Ackerman, Ph.D.).

DDD III will also feature a comedy sketch by Jack Cashill entitled, "Darwin Does Hollywood: Naturalism in the American Movies".

Nine concurrent sessions will cover aids for science teachers and presentations on a number of intelligent design related topics in the areas of biology, philosophy, psychology, and the law. Luskin's "How to Start an IDEA Club" presentation, on behalf of the IDEA Center, will take place as one of these sessions.

This is an educational event designed to inform and entertain parents, students, home-schoolers, science teachers, educators and anyone interested in the evolution controversy! Advanced registration gives a discounted rate of: $33 for general admission, $15 for students and science teachers, and a $53 group rate for families. For details and to register, visit, call 913-268-0852, or e-mail

Hosted by the Intelligent Design Network, inc.:

The Intelligent Design network, inc. is a member based nonprofit organization. IDnet promotes evidence-based science education with regard to the origin of the universe and of life and its diversity. It also seeks to increase public awareness of the scientific evidence of intelligent design in the universe and living systems.