Saturday, October 24, 2009

Support Ken Miller - See Him at USD Friday 30 October

Find a theist. Talk to them about evolution. Offer them the following deals:

a) Evolution is how we got here.
b) Evolution is how we got here, and if you accept it you have to stop believing in God.

Guess which deal they'll take? Based on simple logic, which is more likely to succeed, the deal with one condition, or the deal with two?

Ken Miller was a major part (if not the main part) of the NCSE's testimony in the Dover evolution case. He also happens to be Catholic, which confuses some atheists.

But not this atheist. At least on evolution, Miller is a heavyweight in the corner of separation of church and state, and reason in general, and I'm happy we have him. As someone who is simultaneously a theist and strongly pro-evolution, he can influence minds that dismiss atheists out of hand. Religion is a social mode of "thinking", and he is after all one of them. Just look at his review of Ben Stein's Expelled in the Boston Globe. Miller is speaking on the USD Campus at 7:30 this Friday 30 October, Shiley Theatre in Camino Hall. I'm going to try to make it. Highly recommended.

(For out-of-towners, that's University of San Diego, NOT UC San Diego.)

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