GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will host a free public lecture on the evolution/intelligent design debate at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006.

The presentation by Wesley Elsberry from the National Center for Science Education is titled “The Top Anti-evolution Arguments and How to Answer Them.” Seating is limited.

The National Center for Science Education is a not-for-profit, membership organization providing information and resources for schools, parents and citizens working to keep evolution in public school science education.

Elsberry, the center’s information project director, is a scientist with research interests including biosonar signal production and physiology in bottlenose dolphins, the effects of sound on marine mammals, cognition and behavior, artificial neural systems and evolutionary computation.

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