Prof Elliot Sober at Sydney Ideas Open - Darwin and Intelligent Design

22 April 2010

Are evolutionary theory and belief in God necessarily in conflict? Visiting Professor to the University of Sydney, Elliot Sober, Professor of Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA, will address this question by considering what biologists mean by saying that mutations are "unguided." He will also discuss Darwin's views about God and Christianity.

Elliott Sober's research is in the philosophy of science, especially in the philosophy of evolutionary biology. His book, Did Darwin write the Origin Backwards?, will be published in December 2010 by Prometheus Books. He won the Lakatos Prize in 1991 and the American Philosophical Association named him Prometheus Laureate for 2008. He has been president of the Philosophy of Science Association and the American Philosophical Association.

Time: 6.00 pm

Location: Sydney Law School foyer, Eastern Avenue, Camperdown Campus

Cost: Free

Contact: Meredith hall

Phone: (02) 9351 1935

Email: 3045373f334b1c0e1e2c2d08263b2d3d38570a5401160e55315a2e1d

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