While Rick Warren goes around eating ice cream, the mothership Calvary Chapel campus will host a two-day conference starting Friday on the evils of Charles Darwin. Titled, appropriately enough, "Darwin was Wrong," a press release promises many lectures on the subject by scientists who "will present overwhelming scientific evidence against Darwin's speculations." But these aren't just any unbiased scientists--nearly all are affiliated with Logos Research Associates, an offshoot of Calvary Chapel whose mission is to "return science to a search for truth, as originally intended by its founders prior to the Enlightenment era." What kind of truth? The unerring truth of Christ Jesus? Then where does that put Archimedes and Avicenna? And what the hell is Calvary Chapel founder Chuck Smith doing, lecturing at a supposedly rational conference?
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