Ep. 11 – Evolution: Only a Theory? with Ken Miller

Is evolution just a theory? Why is creationism unscientific? In this episode of the podcast, we look at some of the common questions and problems in the creation-evolution debate. Ken Miller is the Professor of Biology and Royce Family Professor for Teaching Excellence at Brown University. He was the lead expert witness for the plaintiff in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case of 2005 that challenged the teaching of intelligent design in schools. Dr. Miller has debated several proponents of intelligent design, published a variety of scholarly articles in scientific journals, and co-authored a mainstream Biology textbook with Joseph Levine that has seen multiple reprint and revised editions. One of his popular level books, Finding Darwin’s God, looks at evolution in light of religious belief, while his 2008 book, Only a Theory, discusses the arguments of the creation-evolution debate in the United States.

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Dr. Miller’s page at Brown University: vivo.brown.edu/display/kemiller

Kitzmiller v. Dover at the National Center for Science Education

The Flagellum Unspun – Dr. Miller’s critique of irreducible complexity

Books on Amazon:

Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America’s Soul

Finding Darwin’s God: A Scientist’s Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution

For more on evolution:

Lines of evidence: The science of evolution at Berkeley.edu

TalkOrigins’ Index of Creationist Claims

NCSE’s article on Intelligent Design Creationism

Evolution articles at Scientific American