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Defender of evolution to lecture
Robert Pennock, author of Tower of Babel: The Evidence against the New Creationism, will be the Sigma Xi Distinguished National Lecturer at Miami.
He will speak on "Should Evolution be Taught in the Public Schools? What Dorothy Learned when the Creationist Whirlwind Hit Kansas" at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, in 100 Levey Hall on the Middletown campus.
He will also speak on "The Virtuous Scientist Meets the Human Clone" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in 112 Pearson Hall.
Pennock, a philosopher and historian of science, is associate professor at Michigan State University.
He has written extensively about the creationism controversy, especially with regard to the new "intelligent design" creationist movement. He also works on issues in bioethics and environmental ethics, such as ethical and social implications of the human genome project and genetic technologies.
Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, is a nonprofit society of more than 80,000 scientists and engineers.
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Date Published: 02/22/2001