This was an all day event featuring five renowned scientists. From the Big Bang to Lenski's experiment, an array of topics were covered and, for many, it was an awesome experience. If nothing else, students now know that Darwin isn't the only kid on the block. There are other theories and other views, viable views, views that warrant further research and investigation.
The school's Biology Department tried shutting us down, but, believe it or not, it was school officials who came to our defense. Though stopping short of endorsing our message, they refused to interfere. "Free speech is at the heart of academic freedom," said MSU's VP of communications, "and is something we take very seriously."