September 27, 2013

"Evolution and Creation: Conflicting or Compatible?" A lecture by the Paleontological Society's distinguished lecturer Dr. Patricia Kelley (University of North Carolina-Wilmington)
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Waggoner Hall, Room 03
Description: Evolution and Creation: Conflicting or Compatible?
Many Americans view science and religion as incompatible, concluding that acceptance of evolution precludes religious faith. This lecture addresses whether evolution is in conflict with creation or whether there is a valid way to reconcile the two. Much of the controversy can be linked to inadequate understanding of what science is, how it differs from religion, and what is meant by evolution. The lecture distinguishes science from religion, clarifies various meanings of evolution, and presents the evidence for evolution and the mechanisms by which it occurs. It also examines the Biblical creation accounts and creationist approaches such as Intelligent Design to assess the compatibility of evolution with faith-based perspectives.

Dr. Patricia Kelley is a Paleontological Society distinguished lecturer jointly hosted by the WIU Biology and Geology departments. She did her Ph.D at Harvard University and teaches paleontology at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

This event is open to the public.
Contact Information:
 Thomas Hegna
 Phone: 309-298-1366
Source: College of Arts & Sciences

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle * Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309/298-1414 * E-mail
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