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Darwinapalooza continues.

The UT’s Peter Rowe penned an interesting piece on Karl Giberson, a physics professor at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass. who has made quite a stir with his book “Saving Darwin: How to be a Christian and Believe in Evolution.” Giberson spoke this week in the annual Writer’s Symposium by the Sea held at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Rowe details how Giberson has been taking heat from both those who won’t budge from their beliefs in creationism, and those who have no patience for anyone who won’t accept evolution. A sampling:

A rocket from a faith-based doubter: “Giberson is a brazen liar Giberson is a double agent; posing as a Christian, attempting to deceive naive Christians into accepting Darwinism.”

Incoming from a soldier for science: “Tell us what your god does, tell us how and when he/she/it does these things, form a testable hypothesis or else shut the hell up, moron.”

Also, KPBS’ These Days took up the discussion of Darwin in today’s program.

All of this reminds me that the response to my call for thoughts on the various celebrations of Darwin’s 200th birthday has so far been tepid. I’m guessing that you all are holding back, waiting to unleash on Feb. 12, the big day.

(Update: The original version of this post incorrectly identified Giberson as a Point Loma Nazarene professor. I regret the error.)

DAVID WASHBURN

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