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Beacon News: Copan and Chesnes debate design

By Michele Kappas
Contributing Writer

“Is intelligent design a valid alternative to the theory of evolution?” This was the topic of the Socratic Club debate held on Thursday, Oct. 1.

The debate, between Professor Paul Copan and Professor Thomas Chesnes, began with an introduction from Professor Samuel Joeckel, faculty advisor of the Socratic Club.

Each was given 15 minutes for their opening argument, ten minutes for the first rebuttal and five for the second. There were about 45 minutes devoted to student questions following the debate.

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