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Speakers' Corner: The Need for Intelligent Design

You are invited to Speakers' Corner to listen to Professor Steve Fuller, Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, author of The Intellectual and Defence Expert Witness in the recent Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District federal court case speaking on the theme of


On The Need for Intelligent Design

Why Proving the Existence of God is a Lot Easier than Proving the Existence of Humanity


Wednesday 22 February 2006 at 16.30pm
University of Warwick, Ramphal Lecture Theatre (opposite Library)

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The controversial issue of whether intelligent design should be taught in American Schools is creating much debate in scientific and religous communities across the world.

The latest battleground in the argument has been in the Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District case currently being heard in Pennsylvania. The case is attracting a great deal of attention and generating much discussion of the relationship between the theories of intelligent design and the established theories of evolution.

Professor Steve Fuller graduated from Columbia University in History & Sociology before gaining an M.Phil. from Cambridge and PhD from Pittsburgh, both in the History and Philosophy of Science.

His major publications are: Social Epistemology (1988), Philosophy of Science and its Discontents (2nd edn.)(1993), Philosophy, Rhetoric and the End of Knowledge (2nd edn)(2003), Science (1997), The Governance of Science: Ideology and the Future of the Open Society (2000), Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History of Our Times (2000), Knowledge Management Foundations (2002) and Kuhn vs Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science (2003).

Major areas of research are the future of the University and critical intellectuals, the emergence of intellectual property in the information society, the interdisciplinary challenges in the natural and social sciences, the political and epistemological consequences of the new biology.

His undergraduate teaching is in the sociology of law and the sociology of science.  He supervises many Ph.D. students and teaches philosophy of the social sciences in the Ph.D. research training programme.

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