Barbara Forrest “Inside Creationism’s Trojan Horse” Lecture
In this presentation, Dr. Forrest provides a detailed look at her work in the Kitzmiller v. Dover School Board trial as well as an overview of the history of the intelligent design (ID) movement.
Barbara Forrest is a Professor of Philosophy in the Department of History and Political Science at Southeastern Louisiana University. She is the co-author with Paul R. Gross of Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design (Oxford University Press, 2004; 2007, 2nd ed. paper), which details the political and religious aims of the intelligent design creationist movement. She 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 , and the BBC’s Horizon documentary about the Kitzmiller trial, “A War on Science.” She was also interviewed for an upcoming NOVA documentary on the Kitzmiller trial. Her radio interviews include NPR's Science Friday with Ira Flatow and Americans United's Culture Shocks with Barry Lynn. She is the 2006 co-recipient with Brown University cell biologist Kenneth Miller of the American Society for Cell Biology’s Public Service Award. In April 2007, Forrest was selected as a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), formerly Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP).
$6 for non-members, free to Friends of the Center .