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Feb. 21, 2007

Professor To Speak On Intelligent Design At 'Finding God At Iowa' Forum

At the next "Finding God at Iowa" Lunch Forum, Fred Skiff (left), University of Iowa professor of physics and astronomy, will speak on the theory of intelligent design. The forum will be held from noon to 1 p.m. March 2, in the Ohio State Room (Room 343) on the third floor of the Iowa Memorial Union.

Skiff will offer "A 'Fireside Chat' on Intelligent Design." He will discuss some of the questions underlying the debate over intelligent design in nature, such as: What are the appropriate assumptions, methods, and limits of science? Can the intelligent design argument be properly made within the realm of science?

The talk is part of the "Finding God at Iowa" Lunch Forum series, which meets on the first Friday of every month during the regular school year. Christian faculty, staff, and students speak on how their faith shapes their lives, their work, and their perspectives on university and social issues. The series is sponsored by Geneva Campus Ministry.

"This is a topic that has aroused a great deal of controversy and emotion throughout the country," says Ed Laarman, director of Geneva Campus Ministry. "Genuine communication is difficult in such a setting. We hope to have a calm, fruitful discussion, not a debate, in order to foster greater understanding of the issue."

For more information, or to be notified of email of upcoming speakers, contact Geneva Campus Ministry at 319-341-0007 or

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: George McCrory, 319-384-0012,; Program: Ed Laarman, 319-341-0007 or