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Ashland: Doc Film & Discussion Series presents Understanding Evolution Science
December 12, 2013
Ashland – The Ashland Documentary Film & Discussion Series will the present the film, Understanding Evolution Science: Argument from Design, Thursday, Dec. 12, from 7-9 p.m., in the Ashland Library's Community Room, 66 Front St., Ashland. Admission is free. Viewers are invited to stay for discussion. The Documentary Film & Discussion Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library.
The film examines the conflict between evolution science and Creationism and Intelligent Design. The notion of argument from design posits that highly complex mechanisms, such as the human optical system, demonstrate the direct action of the hand of God. Argument from design is the basis of positions that seek to defeat scientific materialism and replace it with a theistic understanding that nature and human beings are created by God. Evolution science claims no knowledge of God. Why then do some proponents of Intelligent Design seek to prevent it from being taught and insist on equal time on the grounds that there is controversy? Why does this conflict have a long and continuing presence in the U.S.?
Is the dichotomy between evolution and creationism representative of the larger culture? There are clergy who embrace evolution and scientist who believe in God. Join in the exploration the struggle between evolution science, faith and truth.
The Documentary Film & Discussion meets every 2nd Thursday and 4th Tuesday of the month for an in-depth look at important topics of our day. The moderated discussions are often lively and thought provoking. All points of view are welcomed.
For more information, call the library at 508-881-0134 or visit www.friendsoftheapl.com.