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Position: Professor of Philosophy

Fields of Study: Naturalism, Creationism/Evolution Controversy, Church/State issues

Classes usually taught: Introduction to Philosophy, The Great Philosophers, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Philosophy of History, Intellectual History, Seminar in the History of Western Thought

Office phone number: 985-549-5097

E-mail: bforrest@selu.edu

Faculty Page Web Address: http://www.selu.edu/Academics/Faculty/bforrest/

Education: B.A., English Southeastern Louisiana University; M.A., Philosophy Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Philosophy Tulane University

Awards:

  • 1998 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, SLU
  • 2001-2004 Women's Hospital Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • Friend of Darwin Award, National Center for Science Education; 1999
  • Louisiana Library Association/SIRS Alex Allain Intellectual Freedom Award
  • 2006, President's Award for Excellence in Research, SLU
  • 2006, Public Service Award, Americn Society for Cell Biology

Publications

  • "Methodological Naturalism and Philosophical Naturalism: Clarifying the Connection," Philo, Fall-Winter 2000.
  • "The Possibility of Meaning in Human Evolution," Zygon: The Journal of Religion and Science, December 2000.
  • Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design, with Paul R. Gross, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • "A Defense of Naturalism as a Defense of Secularism," in Sidney Hook Reconsidered, ed. Matthew Cotter, forthcoming with Prometheus Books.
  • “The Newest Evolution of Creationism,” Natural History, April 2002

Presentations

  • "A Defense of Naturalism as a Defense of Secularism," at the Sidney Hook Reconsidered conference, City University of New York, October 2002.
  • "The Evolution of Creationism: Intelligent Design," Fanfare, Southeastern LA University, October 9, 2002.
  • "What Is Intelligent Design? Why Should We Care?", Louisiana State University, October 29, 2003.
  • "Moving the Discussion of Intelligent Design in a New Direction," Darwin Day Program sponsored by New Mexicans for Science and Reason & Coalition for Excellence in Science and Math Education, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 14, 2004.
  • “Intelligent Design Creationism: Signs and Strategies,” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 7, 2004
  • "A Defense of Naturalism as a Defense of Secularism," at the Sidney Hook Reconsidered conference, City University of New York, October 2002.
  • "The Evolution of Creationism: Intelligent Design," Fanfare, Southeastern LA University, October 9, 2002.
  • "What Is Intelligent Design? Why Should We Care?", Louisiana State University, October 29, 2003.
  • "Moving the Discussion of Intelligent Design in a New Direction," Darwin Day Program sponsored by New Mexicans for Science and Reason & Coalition for Excellence in Science and Math Education, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 14, 2004.
  • Intelligent Design Creationism: Signs and Strategies, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 7, 2004
  • "Inside Creationism's Trojan Horse: A Closer Look at Intelligent Design," Darwin Day, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN, February 21, 2005.
  • "Inside Creationism's Trojan Horse: A Closer Look at Intelligent Design," Sixth Annual Darwin Day, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, March 19, 2005
  • "What Is ID Creationism? Why Should We Care?" Zoology Dept. Seminar, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, April 7, 2005.
  • "Inside Creationism's Trojan Horse: A Closer Look at Intelligent Design," Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Florence, AL, April 15, 2005.
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Annual National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 2005.
  • "Inside Creationism's Trojan Horse: A Closer Look at Intelligent Design," Memphis Freethought Alliance, Memphis, TN, July 16, 2005.
  • "Separation of Church and State: The Myths and the Truth," Dept. of History and Political Science's Then and Now Lecture Series, Fanfare 2005, Southeastern Louisiana University, October 26, 2005.
  • "A Strategy Still Unfolding: The Development of Intelligent Design from the Wedge Document to the Courtroom-and Beyond," annual meeting of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, Philadelphia, PA, March 12, 2006.
  • "What Is Intelligent Design? Why Should We Care?" Fernbank Science Center, Atlanta, GA, annual meeting of the GA Academy of Science, March 24, 2006.
  • "Slam Dunk for Science and the Constitution: Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District 2005," luncheon keynote address, Georgia Perimeter College, Lawrenceville, GA, annual meeting of the GA Academy of Science, March 25, 2006.
  • Panelist in "Kitzmiller v. Dover-The Trial of Intelligent Design," panel presentation at National Science Teachers Association meeting, Anaheim, CA, April 6, 2006.
  • "The Naturalism of Science: The Only Way that Works," in lectures series, Science, Education and the Public, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, April 19, 2006.
  • "What Is Intelligent Design? Why Should We Care?", May 29, 2006. Alaskan Explorer Experience, Center for Inquiry Speakers Cruise to Alaska, May 28-June 4, 2006.
  • "Slam Dunk for Science and the Constitution: Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District," June 3, 2006. Alaskan Explorer Experience, Center for Inquiry Speakers Cruise to Alaska, May 28-June 4, 2006.
  • "On Being a 'Hybrid Expert': Detailing the Intelligent Design 'Wedge Strategy' in Federal Court," Society for the Study of Evolution, Annual Meeting, State University of New York at Stonybrook, June 26, 2006.