The theme is “human exceptionalism” and confirmed speakers include

  • Jack Collins, Ph.D., professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, and author of several books, including Science and Faith, speaking on what the Bible means by the Image of God in humanity.
  • Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D., research psychiatrist at UCLA, and author of several books including You Are Not Your Brain, speaking on the rising movement of Mindfulness.
  • Michael Egnor, M.D., neurosurgeon and professor of pediatrics at Stony Brook University, speaking on unique aspects of the human brain.
  • Kevin Birdwell, Ph.D., professor of meteorology at Lee University, speaking on human impact on the environment.
  • Jerry Bergman, Ph.D., Northwest State College. Jerry is well remembered for his humorous talk at last year’s meeting on claims of bad design in the human body, and this year will address the controversial question, “Is the connection between Nazism and Darwinism intrinsic, or a misuse of Darwinism?”

We plan to add a couple more speakers. There is still time to nominate speakers and/or to volunteer.

The dates are April 7-8, in Pittsburgh at the Twentieth Century Club. Pre-meeting fellowship will happen on Friday during the day, for those who arrive early, with the main meeting starting at 7:00 PM Friday night, and going through Saturday afternoon.