NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota organizers of the 2012 Great American Think-Off have named the four finalists who’ll square off in this year’s debate.
This year’s question asks whether humankind is inherently good or evil. Four finalists will debate the question June 9.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: 80 Expected For Monday; Summery And Damp Week Ahead
Two entrants will argue that people are essentially good. One is Marsh Murihead, who’s a poet, dentist and flight instructor from the Bemidji area. The other is Marie Anderson, a La Grange, Ill., woman who works part-time in two public schools.READ MORE: Girl In 'Very Critical Condition' After Being Shot At Minneapolis Birthday Party
Arguing that humankind is essentially evil are Ed DeLong, a World War II veteran from Virginia Beach, Va.; and writer Adam Bright, a graduate student in poetry at Syracuse University.
The contest is organized by the nonprofit New York Mills Regional Cultural Center in Minnesota.MORE NEWS: Crews Continue Cleanup After 50-Car Train Derails In Albert Lea
(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)