Dull and non-controversial: That?s how bioethics pundit Art Caplan described the focus of a panel last night at the Philadelphia?s Franklin Institute titled ?Science, Faith and Darwin,? set to accompany their Darwin exhibit running through the end of December. Caplan meant to be wry, but with a panel (and seemingly an entire auditorium) full of folks in agreement, no sparks flew. That?s not to say there wasn?t star power. Judge John E. Jones who presided over the Kitzmiller v. Dover case over the teaching of intelligent design in a Pennsylvania school district was present. (See below for some past commentary on the case.) Also present were Stephen Harvey and Eric Rothschild of the law firm Pepper Hamilton that won the case for the plaintiffs (?We put the ?win? in Darwin,? quipped Rothschild ). Not really rounding out the discussion were Michael Weisberg, a hi-fi-sci professor at UPenn with Caplan and...
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