The Greased Weasel of Pseudoscience
Dr. Niall Shanks
Monday, October 27, 2008
Brown Hall Auditorium
7:00pm, ETSU Campus
Dr. Shanks was Professor of Philosophy at
Dr. Shanks is native of
Shanks has participated in many dialogues concerned with evolution, creationism and intelligent design, including appearances on PBS (The Journal Editorial Report), National Public Radio (Justice Talking) and a highly publicized debate with William A. Dembski (“Can Intelligent Design be Detected in Biology?”) held at University of California, Los Angeles.
Shanks is President of the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Vice-president of Americans for Medical Advancement. In 1993 he served as President of the
Shanks' current research interests focus on the implications of evolutionary biology for biomedical research, the history of medicine, and the role played by medicine in the scientific revolutions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He will be presenting lectures to honors and philosophy classes on these various topics during his visit back to ETSU.
For more information about his visit, contact Dr. Rebecca Pyles, ETSU Honors college (439-6076 or pylesr at etsu dot edu).
My congregation hosted him for a number of lectures when he was writing his book, God the Devil and Darwin. He even acknowledged us in the preface with praise and thanksgiving. That was before I arrived, of course. Since my iron hand, er noodly appendage, the entire congregation has disavowed evolution and believes in the inerrant word as I make it known to them.