La Jolla, CA -- leading scientists from around the world gathered November 5-7, 2006 at one of the world’s largest biotech center’s, the Salk Institute, to strategize how they could defeat both religion and intelligent design at the Beyond Belief Conference. The atheistic agenda of leading scientists, many whom are funded by government institutions, is now out on the table and available for the world to see in the video recordings of the ten sessions available on the Internet.
The three stated goals of the conference were 1) to examine the clash of cultures between science and religion; 2) to explore how we can do good without God. What is our source of morality? and 3) If not God, then what? Can science help us create a new rational narrative as poetic and powerful as those that have traditionally sustained societies?
Nobel prize winning physicist, Steven Weinberg, closed his opening talk with the following statement: "The world needs to wake up from its long nightmare of religious belief and anything we scientists can do to weaken the hold of religion should be done, and may in fact be our greatest contribution to civilization."
In addition to the opening session with Weinberg, Krauss, Harris and Shermer, you won't want to miss the slugfest between the irrational Richard Dawkins and the gracious Joan Roughgarden in session three, or the tongue lashing that is given by the rational atheists Jim Woodward and Melvin Konner to their irrational counterparts in session 9.
The conference was sponsored by The Science Network, The Crick-Jacobs Center and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The Beyond Belief II Conference is scheduled for November 1-3, 2007.
No Pingbacks for this post yet...
|<< <||> >>|
Evolution has become a favorite topic of the news media recently, but for some reason, they never seem to get the story straight. The staff at Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture started this Blog to set the record straight and make sure you knew "the rest of the story".
A blogger from New England offers his intelligent reasoning.
We are a group of individuals, coming from diverse backgrounds and not speaking for any organization, who have found common ground around teleological concepts, including intelligent design. We think these concepts have real potential to generate insights about our reality that are being drowned out by political advocacy from both sides. We hope this blog will provide a small voice that helps rectify this situation.
Website dedicated to comparing scenes from the "Inherit the Wind" movie with factual information from actual Scopes Trial. View 37 clips from the movie and decide for yourself if this movie is more fact or fiction.
Don Cicchetti blogs on: Culture, Music, Faith, Intelligent Design, Guitar, Audio
Australian biologist Stephen E. Jones maintains one of the best origins "quote" databases around. He is meticulous about accuracy and working from original sources.
Most guys going through midlife crisis buy a convertible. Austrialian Stephen E. Jones went back to college to get a biology degree and is now a proponent of ID and common ancestry.
Complete zipped downloadable pdf copy of David Stove's devastating, and yet hard-to-find, critique of neo-Darwinism entitled "Darwinian Fairytales"
Intelligent Design The Future is a multiple contributor weblog whose participants include the nation's leading design scientists and theorists: biochemist Michael Behe, mathematician William Dembski, astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez, philosophers of science Stephen Meyer, and Jay Richards, philosopher of biology Paul Nelson, molecular biologist Jonathan Wells, and science writer Jonathan Witt. Posts will focus primarily on the intellectual issues at stake in the debate over intelligent design, rather than its implications for education or public policy.
A Philosopher's Journey: Political and cultural reflections of John Mark N. Reynolds. Dr. Reynolds is Director of the Torrey Honors Institute at