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Darwin, Design and Democracy:
Teaching the Evidence in Science Education 


Saturday, July 15, 2000

8:15 - 8:45 am    Registration

8:45 - 9:15          Drama: "Inherit the Spin"

9:15 -10:15         Darwinism, Design, and the Fossil Record
                        John Wiester, B.S., M.B.A.

10:15-10:30        Break

10:30-11:30        The Icons of Evolution: Why Much of What we Teach
                           about Evolution is Wrong - Jonathan Wells, Ph.D.

11:30- 1:30 pm   Concurrent Sessions (See schedule below) and Box Lunch

1:30- 2:30           Viewpoint Neutrality in Science Education
                        David DeWolf, J.D.

2:30 - 3:30          Panel Discussion on Teaching the Evidence of Design

3:30 - 4:00          Break

4:00 - 5:00          A Critique of the Presentation of the Origin
                           of Life in High School Textbooks - Walter Bradley, Ph.D.

7:00 - 7:45          Entertainment: "I was a Teen-Age Darwinist"
                           Woody Cozad

7:45 - 9:00          Answering Darwinist Criticisms of Intelligent
                          Design - Michael Behe, Ph.D.

9:00 -10:00          Lobbyfest:  Meet our guest speakers in the lobby. 

Attendees will have the opportunity for a short Q&A following each presentation by featured speakers.  Additionally, break-out sessions will be arranged for continued dialogue and individual interaction with featured speakers throughout the day.


Ancestors or Apes: Hominids and the Fossil Record, James E. Graham, Licensed Professional Geologist
Cultural Implications of Naturalism, Judy Smith, Kansas State Director of Concerned Women for America
DNA by Design,  William S. Harris, PhD
Intelligent Design is not Religion,  Ernest Richardson, Esq.
Intelligent Design is Science,  John H. Calvert, Esq.
Naturalism: An Assessment, Curtis Hancock, Ph.D., Rockhurst College
Premier Showing of a Science Curriculum Module for Teaching the Cambrian Explosion,  Roger DeHart, Biology Instructor, Burlington-Edison High School, Burlington, WA.
The Real Story Behind the Kansas School Board Decision, Paul Ackerman, Ph.D., Co-author of Kansas Tornado: The 1999 Science Standards Battle.

The Triumph of Design and the Demise of Darwin, Award winning documentary produced by Jack Cashill, Ph.D.