Media contact: Dr. Fred Gould, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Entomology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University, 919.515.1647 or email@example.com
Lecture to Focus on Evolution and Religion
A Brown University molecular biologist who has written and spoken widely about evolution and religion will give a lecture Monday, Nov. 6 on the North Carolina State University campus.
Dr. Kenneth Miller will give the R.L. Rabb Lecture in Environmental Sciences at 7 p.m. in Stewart Theatre. Miller's talk is titled “Finding Darwin's God.” Miller is the author of a book by the same title that discusses evolution and arguments put forth by creationists and proponents of intelligent design.
“One of my principal interests is the public understanding of evolution,” Miller writes on his Web page, http://www.millerandlevine.com/km/index.html . “Finding Darwin's God” is described on the Web site as “a scientist's search for common ground between God and evolution.”
Miller testified in a 2005 federal court case in Dover, Pennsylvania, involving a directive from the local school board requiring teachers to tell biology students about intelligent design and refer them to an alternative textbook. Parents who opposed the school board decision filed suit, contending that the intelligent design directive was an attempt to inject religion into schools in violation of the First Amendment. A federal judge ruled for the parents, saying that intelligent design is creationism and not science.
The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion by local clergy on “Prayer in a Science-Based Society.”
While the lecture is free and open to the public, tickets are required. Tickets may be obtained by emailing Rabb_Lecture@ncsu.edu . Tickets will be sent to the email address of the person requesting them. Lecture organizers ask that people who wish to attend the lecture request only the number of tickets they plan to use.
More information is available from Dr. Fred Gould, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Entomology, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University, 919.515.1647 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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