Designing Intelligence? is an art exhibit about the controversy over Intelligent Design, Creationism, and Evolution. The gallery is like the headspace of a schizophrenic, canvassed from wall-to-ceiling in multimedia art. Some visitors stop at the door and walk away; others lose themselves in fascination. The exhibit passes no judgment on the theories. Itll be accompanied on March 6 by a symposium of Buddhist, Seminole, Islamic and other religious leaders. But it should be said that Creationism is pure fairytale and Intelligent Design is completely unverifiable (good luck proving God). These theories feed off the holes in scientific knowledge a la the methane-based organisms around undersea volcanic vents where, a new theory says, life originated.
"Designing Intelligence?" is at the Schmidt Gallery at Florida Atlantic University, at 777 Glades Road in Boca Raton, through April 3. Admission is free. Call 561-297-2966, or visit fau.edu/galleries.
Feb. 19-April 3, 2009