Tonight at 7PM Central, 8 PM Eastern, Dr. Ken Miller will be featured in a webcast from The University of Texas.
God, Darwin, and Design: Lessons from the Dover Monkey Trial by Dr. Kenneth Miller, Professor of Biology, Brown University.
Miller was the lead witness in the Pennsylvania "intelligent design" case of 2005. On the stand, Miller noted that virtually every prominent scientific organization in the United States has upheld Darwin's theory of evolution as an unshakeable pillar of science and that "intelligent design" is "a form of creationism." Miller is the author of the acclaimed book Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution, a lively and cutting-edge analysis of the key issues that seem to divide science and religion. He contends that, properly understood, evolution adds depth and meaning not only to a strictly scientific view of the world, but also to a spiritual one. Miller is a firm believer in evolution, he is one of America's foremost experts on the subject, but he also believes in God—and he doesn't think the two beliefs to be mutually exclusive. Francisco Ayala, the Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine says that, "Finding Darwin's God is an artfully constructed argument against both those who deny evolution and those using science to justify a materialist worldview. Yet it is a book for all readers. I know of no other that would surpass it in being mindful of different views, while still [being] forceful." Bruce Alberts, the president of the National Academy of Sciences, says that Miller "convincingly argues that science and religion offer different, but compatible, ways of viewing the world." Miller has written major articles for numerous scientific journals and magazines, including Nature, Scientific American, Cell, and Discover. He has also appeared on PBS as a scientific commentator. He currently lives in Rehoboth, Massachusetts