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Darwin and Religion: Conflict versus Resolution

Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 10:00 AM-12:01 PM

Featured Speaker: Frank K. Flinn, Ph.D., adjunct Professor of Religious Studies in Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

Explore the relationships between religion and the natural sciences
from a historical perspective, with special emphasis on Darwin and
contemporary issues raised by cosmology and evolutionary biology.

Washington University Professor of Religious Studies, Dr. Frank Flinn,
describes the shift in science from the mechanical view of the
universe (Galileo, Kepler, Newton) to the organic view (Hegel,
Darwin). Briefly covering Darwin’s and Wallace’s discoveries and the
first conflict between Samual Wilberforce, bishop of Oxford, and
Thomas Huxley, Darwin’s “bulldog,” Dr. Flinn next moves on to the rise
of Evangelical Fundamentalism and the literal interpretation of the
Bible, leading to three stages of “faith-based science:”  Literal
Biblicism, Creationism, and Intelligent Design.  He concludes with a
discussion of the Dover Decision on the teaching of evolution in

To be held at:
OASIS at the Center of Clayton
50 Gay Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105

FREE to the first 10 registrants, $9 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited.

To register call 314-533-8586 or e-mail rsvp@academyofsciencestl.org

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Monday, March 28, 2011
10:00 AM-12:01 PM
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