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“Does God Exist?”–The Great Debate at Penn State Fayette Nov. 11

11/3/2010 —

“Does God Exist?”–a professional debate that may push the boundaries of faith and how people believe–will take place Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. in Swimmer Hall at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. Dr. Michael Shermer, executive director for the Skeptics Society, and Dr. Doug Geivett, professor of theology at Biola University, will square off and challenge the audience to look into the eye of their religious beliefs and explain the unexplainable. This free debate, open to the public, is sponsored by the campus’ Coalition for Equity. All guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Fayette County Community Action Agency.

Dr. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, the host of the Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at Caltech, and an adjunct professor at Claremont Graduate University. He has made numerous television appearances on shows such as “The Colbert Report”, “20/20”, “Dateline”, “Charlie Rose”, “Larry King Live”, and “Unsolved Mysteries” and has presented at more than 65 television, radio, magazine and public speaking events.

Dr. Doug Geivett teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of epistemology and the philosophy of religion in La Mirada, Calif. He is the author/editor of several books including Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology; Evil and the Evidence for God; Faith, Film, and Philosophy: Big Ideas on the Big Screen; and In Defense of Miracles. He is a member of the Committee on the Status and Future of Philosophy for the American Philosophical Association and a member of the executive committee of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. He has also served as minister to college students at churches in the Pacific Northwest and in Southern California.

For more information about this event, visit the CFE website at www.fayette.psu.edu/studentlife.

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