Lecture on ‘intelligent design’ flaw Monday


4:02 p.m., March 2, 2006–Elliott Sober, Hans Reichenbach Professor and William F. Vilas Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will deliver UD’s spring David Norton Memorial Lecture, “What’s Wrong with Intelligent Design Theory?” at 7 p.m., Monday, March 6, in 125 Clayton Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.



Re “Lecture on ‘intelligent design’ flaw Monday”

Short form: I.D. doesn’t explain anything in any significant detail. ;)


The most significant flaw is there is no theory :D. Not in the scientific sense, at any rate.

Doh! That’s less than 90 minutes from here, but I work until about 6:30… :(

Sounds interesting…is it going to be recorded for the web?

I am not sure if there will be a taping of the event or even notes or slides. Sober’s arguments against Intelligent Design have been both fair and devastating. I am not aware of much of any effort of Dembski’s part to address Sober’s critiques. Anyone?

Elliott Sober Papers

It’d be so cool if someone did tape it or video it. I really enjoyed watching the video of Ken Miller’s talk at Case Western.

It’d be so cool if someone did tape it or video it. I really enjoyed watching the video of Ken Miller’s talk at Case Western.

For those of in the UK there is a programme on C4 tonight at 8pm - 6th March (Dispatches) on the growing influence of American inspired evangelicals in British Schools:


Dembski has a pretty worthless response to Elliott Sober (circa 2000) here:


It’s worth a goodish drive to hear Elliot Sober. Ask him about the “theory of shirts” if he doesn’t mention it in his talk.

For those who may be interested and are within range:

University of Colorado, Boulder Conference on the History and Philosophy of Darwinian Evolutionary Theory


Scheduled speakers include Robert Pennock Betty Smocovitis Matt Young (hi Matt) Vic Stenger

still accepting paper submissions…

As school prepares to expand, ‘intelligent design’ on table

Tom Stoner, headmaster of Covenant Christian School, in the schools new science lab. The school, which is located in the West Peabody Office Park, plans to teach the theory of intelligent design to its students.

Well that’s excellent. Here we’ve been unable to find anyone who can explain the “theory” of intelligent design, and all we had to do was ask Tom Stoner.

frank schmidt Wrote:

It’s worth a goodish drive to hear Elliot Sober.

You mean that’s not his normal condition?

Does it see a little ironic/amusing that the last two comments have referenced Tom Stoner and Elliot Sober?

I’d drive even farther to see Elliot Drunk!

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