WMU News

Visiting scholar examines 'logic of creationism'

Sept. 22, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Philosopher of biology Dr. Elliot Sober of the University of Wisconsin and Stanford University will tackle the question "Is Creationism Logical?" when he speaks Monday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. in Room 3021 of Brown Hall on the Western Michigan University campus.

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Sober's talk is one of two presentations he will make on campus during his visit. Earlier that day, at noon, he will do a technical seminar on "Evolutionary Theory and Macro Possibilities," examining the odds that life would have evolved the way it has. That seminar is targeted at WMU faculty and graduate students.

Sober is the president of the Philosophy of Science Association and the author 11 books, including "From a Biological Point of View: Essays in Evolutionary Philosophy" and "Adaptation and Optimality."

For more information about Sober's visit to campus, contact Dr. Joseph Ellin, professor of philosophy, at (269) 387-4386.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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