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‘Science and Religion’ Topic of Evolution Weekend Lecture

By Clarke News  |  January 23, 2015

An author and former faculty member at the University of Wisconsin will speak on “Science and Religion, Evolution and Creation” during this year’s Evolution Weekend at Clarke University. Ron Numbers, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of the History of Science and Medicine, has taught and written many books on the topic of religion and science. His books include Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion (Harvard University Press, 2009), and Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States (Oxford University Press, in press), with Charles Cohen. In his talk, Numbers will weave together the history of science and religion and the conversation between the understanding of evolution and faith. He will speak on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. in Jansen Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Evolution Weekend is an endeavor to demonstrate that religion and science can be compatible and to elevate the quality of the debate of this issue. This program is supported by a grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed in 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.