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D.C. Conference to Discuss What Darwin Didn't Know - Scientists Challenge Naturalism with Latest Empirical Evidence

Contact:  John N. Entzminger, President, Reasons to Believe Washington DC Network, 703-620-0865, washingtondc@reasons.org

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /Christian Newswire/ -- In anticipation of Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, Reasons To Believe (RTB) will host a conference at Christ Church on Embassy Row featuring biochemist Fazale Rana, PhD, and astronomer Hugh Ross, PhD. Friday, October 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. RTB scholars will discuss the impact of scientific evidence on creation arguments.  A special Student Forum with Hugh Ross will be held at American University's Kay Center on Thursday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m.

The conference presents lectures by Rana and Ross, along with astrophysicist Jeff Zweerink, PhD, and philosopher Kenneth Samples. Topics include the historic Christian view of humanity, big bang cosmology and apparent cosmic design, junk DNA's functionality, and the fossil record's contradiction of evolutionary predictions.

Rana, Ross, and their colleagues contend that if Darwin had possessed today's data, he may have formed different conclusions. The purpose of this conference is to encourage dialogue between science and the Christian faith. As part of the presentation the scholars will show how creation can work as science.

Each lecture concludes with a time of Q & A. Saturday also includes a one-hour breakout session and the musical presentation OF THIS EARTH by Alexandra Bryant with the Aeolus String Quartet and Asaph Dance Ensemble. 

The entire two-day conference is open to the public. Friday, October 24ths event is free. Tickets for Saturday, October 25 are $40 for adults and $20 for students. To register, please visit www.cconembassyrow.com or call 202-363-4090. Christ Church on Embassy Row is located at 3855 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., 20016.

Reasons To Believe is a nonprofit international and interdenominational science-faith think-tank dedicated to providing new reasons from science to believe in Jesus Christ.

For more information on this event or about the organization, visit Reasons To Believe at www.reasons.org or call 626-335-1480 or 800-482-7836.