Intelligence Squared: Does Science Refute God?

Intelligence Squared: Does Science Refute God?

Sunday, September 1 at 7:00 p.m.

On a fundamental question — evolution or creation? — Americans are on the fence.

According to one survey, 61 percent of Americans believe we have evolved over time, but 22 percent believe this evolution was guided by a higher power, with another 31 percent on the side of creationism.

"Intelligence Squared" is moderated by ABC's John Donvan, each program includes experts, specialists and passionate advocates on both sides of an issue. Taking the traditional approach of Oxford-style debate, one side proposes and the other side opposes a sharply framed motion, with two to three speakers on each side. After the formal arguments, the debate is thrown open to the floor for questions, triggering an interchange among speakers and audience. The studio audience votes on the motion before and then after hearing the arguments, providing a clear measure of how people have been swayed.

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