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Intelligent Design Advocate Will Give Presentations at U of M April 27
For release: April 11, 2006
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Dr. William Dembski, a mathematician and philosopher known for his advocacy of the idea of intelligent design, will give two presentations at the University of Memphis April 27. His first appearance will be at a colloquium for faculty, staff, and students, "The Information Cost of Successful Search," from 2 to 3:15 p.m. in the "Fish Bowl" at the FedEx Institute of Technology. Dembski's second talk will be a free public lecture, "The Scientific Status of Intelligent Design," from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre.

Dembski is the Carl F.H. Henry Professor of Science and Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, where he heads the Center for Theology and Science. He also is a senior fellow with the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture in Seattle and executive director of the International Society for Complexity, Information, and Design.

He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he earned a B.A. degree in psychology, an M.S. degree in statistics and a Ph.D. degree in philosophy. He also received a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Chicago and a master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. Dembski has held National Science Foundation graduate and postdoctoral fellowships.

Dembski's visit is sponsored by the Molecular Biopsychology Lab. For more information, call 901-678-5461.

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