Cosponsored by Willamette University
Link to The Official Darwin Day web site.
Celebrate Darwin's 200th birthday
Friday, February 13 - 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Film "Judgment Day"
followed by discussion with Willamette University faculty
Birthday cake and coffee
Collins Hall, Room 205
Across State Street from the Oregon State Capitol Building
Cosponsored by Willamette University Department of Biology and Oregonians for Science and Reason
Driving directions - campus map
February 13, 2008- Willamette University Campus - Salem, OR
FILM: Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus A docudrama by Randy Olson
View the trailer: www.flockofdodos.com
The film attempts to determine who the real "dodos" are in a
constantly evolving world: the scientists who are failing to promote
evolution as a scientifically accepted fact, the intelligent design
advocates, or the American public who get fooled by the salesmanship of
the Discovery Institute.
From the National Center for Science Education:
This is the first feature length film to examine both sides of the
controversy over the teaching of intelligent design vs. evolution in
Panel Discussion - Willamette University faculty, including:
- Steven Green, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the
Study of Religion, Law and Democracy
- Douglas McGaughey, Professor, Department of Religious Studies;
Executive Secretary PNW Region of the American Academy of Religion
(AAR), Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), and American Schools of
Oriental Research (ASOR)
- Melinda Gormley, Historian of Science and Professor of Science Studies
- Ben Crabtree, Professor, Department of Biology
- Frank Benford, Consultant, Applied Mathematician
February 7, 2007 - Oregon State University, Corvallis.
Nicholas Matzke examined the 2005 Dover, Pennsylvania, trial which tested whether "Intelligent Design" could be
taught alongside evolution in Dover public school biology classes. A key question for the court to decide was whether
"Intelligent Design" is science or religion.
February 9, 2007 - Willamette University, Salem.
"Creationism on Trial." A panel discussion with Dr. Steven Green, WU Director of the Center for Law and Government;
Dr. Brent Dalrymple, 2005 National Medal of Science Laureate, scientific expert on the age of the earth, and expert witness in the
1981 court case McLean v. Arkansas which overturned a law requiring "equal time" for creationism; and Nicholas Matzke,
scientific advisor at the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial on "intelligent design."
Videos of Darwin Day speakers (Links to Google Video):
Dr. Steven Green
33 min 13 sec
Description: Legal aspects of creationist arguments.
Dr. Brent Dalrymlpe|
17 min 17 sec
Description: History of other Creationists trials.
36 min 45 sec
Description: Overview of the Dover PA trial.
Q & A Session|
23 min 50 sec
Description: Q & A from the audience.
Saturday, February 11, 2006 - Willamette University, Salem.
Willamette University Faculty discussed how they came to their views on evolution by natural selection and how each person's
views relate to his scholarly and educational work.
Oregon high school teachers shared their experiences teaching evolution in public schools. Educators on this panel
gave their perspectives on recent court cases and how they may influence attitudes about teaching in public schools.