6.23.2008

Philadelphia Rocks, YOE!

Philadelphia celebrates the YOE (Year of Evolution)! This just in from the New York Times:
Philadelphia Set to Honor Darwin and Evolution
In the long-running culture war between evolution and creationism, Philadelphia is firing the latest shot.

Nine academic, scientific and cultural institutions around the city are holding a Year of Evolution, a series of exhibitions, seminars and lectures to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin next February, and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work, “The Origin of Species.”
Of course, they had to add a little inane humor:
He (Ken Hamm) rejected the possibility that Christians could believe in evolution. “If you take Genesis as literal history, then of course the two are exclusive,” he said. “Christians who believe in evolution are being inconsistent.”
The Philly celebration of YOE runs from April 2008 through May 2009. Come get your YOE on.

2 comments:

Erica said...

I think they spelled his name wrong, hehe.

It's also ironic that since Protestantism (basically) feels that reading the Bible is what you need instead of instruction from a priest or The Pope, he's trying to instruct all the Christians everywhere about what to think. But that's just the medieval historian in me 8)

The skepTick said...

Listen to some of his 2-minute podcasts. You'll spit up on yourself.