(February 4, 2008)
Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073
Centenary College And Attaway Fellows Present "A Closer Look At Intelligent Design" Feb. 7, 2008
Shreveport, LA — Centenary College and the Attaway Fellows present Attaway Scholar Dr. Barbara Forrest, Thursday, Feb. 7 beginning at 8 p.m. in the Kilpatrick Auditorium located on the College campus.
Dr. Forrest is a philosophy professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Southeastern Louisiana University and will present a lecture entitled, "Inside Creationism's Trojan Horse: A Closer Look at Intelligent Design," which details the political and religious aims of the intelligent design creationist movement.
She will also be speaking about her role in the landmark 2005 trial, Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover School Area District on Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Louisiana State University-Shreveport Science Lecture Room beginning at 2 p.m. The title of her lecture at LSUS is "Slam Dunk for Science and the Constitution: Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District."
Dr. Forrest has served as an expert witness for the plaintiffs in the first legal case involving intelligent design, Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District, which originated in Dover, Pa., and was resolved with a judgment in favor of the plaintiffs in December 2005.
She is a member of the board of directors of the National Center for Science Education and the National Advisory Council of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. She has appeared on Larry King Live, ABC's Nightline, the BBC's Horizon documentary about the Kitzmiller trial, "A War on Science," and PBS's Nova documentary about the Kitzmiller trial, "Judgment Day."
Dr. Forrest will be available before and after the lecture to sign copies of her book, which will be for sale at the lecture.
About the Attaway Fellows Program
Centenary's Attaway professorships are named in honor of the late Douglas and Marion Attaway. They combine the advantages of guest speakers and internship programs as they provide brief residencies and interact personally with students and the community. Like internships, the Attaway professors play a mentoring role that encourages students to engage in similar intellectual endeavors. As guest speakers, the Attaway professors bring to campus perspectives that are often underrepresented in the academy..