Everyone who accepts the Hebrew Scriptures as revealed truth believes in intelligent design of the universe and its inhabitants. But, what is this Intelligent Design (ID) Theory?
To its proponents, a few scientists and groups in the UK and US, it’s a scientific conclusion and method based on observations and logical deductions. To its detractors, including many scientists of faith and a Pennsylvania court, it’s not science and does not belong in science classrooms. This talk will explore these points of view and encourage each person to decide on the merits of the arguments.
Gerry (pronounced like Gary) Wood came to Los Alamos on a postdoc after completing a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. He retired after 35 years at LANL, working mostly in health and safety areas and specializing in respiratory protection from toxic gases and vapors. He has spent more than 12 years as a consultant with various U.S. Government agencies: CDC, EPA, Department of Labor/OSHA, and the U.S. Army.
Since leaving LANL he has done independent studies including astrophysics, physics, and history of science and faith. Wood has been a member of the Los Alamos Church of Christ for 46 years, the last 22 years serving as one of the elders. Find out more about Wood at GerryOWood.com.
The Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum summer series began June 3 and continues every Wednesday through the end of July at Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill. Dinner will be provided at 6 p.m., with a presentation at 6:30 p.m. and discussion at 7 p.m., ending around 8 p.m.