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February 6, 2009

Science and religion topic of event Saturday

Religion and science will be discussed at an event Saturday hosted by the University of Oklahoma Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness (IDEA) Club.

"Designed for Faith: Science and Religion in Conversation" will be 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church. Admission is $5.

Featured speakers include:

· Chemical engineer Jeff Harwell, former director of the School of Chemical Engineering and Material Science at OU

· Physicist Mike Strauss, associate director of the Oklahoma Center for High Energy Physics, will speak on "A Universe Designed by God."

· Theologian Ronnie Rogers, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, will speak on "The Challenge of Living in a Scientific Liberal Culture."

Registration is appreciated by calling the Trinity Church office at 321-2000.

The IDEA club also has an event coming up Feb. 20. Discovery Institute's Academic Freedom Day will feature two speakers 6-8:30 p.m. in the Robert S. Kerr Auditorium at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

Dr. John G. West, senior fellow and associate director of Discovery Institute, will present "Seven Myths about the Darwin Debate." He is the author of "Darwin Day in America."

Casey Luskin, co-founder of the IDEA Center, will present "The Truth about Kitzmiller v. Dover and Academic Freedom." Luskin is coauthor of "Traipsing into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller v. Dover Decision."

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