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Evolution/Creation Event Planned at Clarke

Jan. 16, 2014: Michael Zimmerman, founder of The Clergy Letter Project, will give a presentation on the evolution/creation controversy on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke University campus.
The event is free and open to the public.

Zimmerman, who has a Ph.D. in ecology, will give a presentation titled “Science, Nonscience and Nonsense: Making Sense of the Evolution/Creation Controversy.” It will be followed by a panel discussion with Zimmerman, Clarke Associate Professor of Philosophy Tom Riley, and Clarke Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Bill Gregory.

The Clergy Letter Project is an endeavor designed to demonstrate that religion and science can be compatible and to elevate the quality of the debate of this issue. The presentation is part of the Project’s ninth annual Evolution Weekend.

This program is supported by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.

Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs.  Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.


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