WHAT: The Penn Science Cafe, the lecture series that pulls science out of the lab and takes it out for a night on the town. It is your opportunity to ask questions directly to leading scientific experts.
WHO: Paul Sniegowski, associate professor of biology, and Michael Weisberg, assistant professor of Philosophy.
WHERE: The MarBar
40th and Walnut streets, Philadelphia
6 p.m., Monday, August 29
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Menu items available for purchase
It came as a surprise to many when the Dover, Pa, school board decided to allow the teaching of "intelligent design theory" in their science classrooms.
But is intelligent design a viable alternative to evolutionary science? Or is it simply a mutated form of creationism? Weisberg and Sniegowski will recap the goings on in Dover, describe the science of evolution and discuss the difference between science and pseudoscience.