Six O’Clock Series: Science or Religion: Must We Choose? March 11

Posted on 3/6/2013 3:35:13 PM

The Six O’Clock Series presents “Science or Religion: Must We Choose?” on March 11, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. in the Ohio Room, Hadley Union Building.

In public discussions of evolution and creationism, we are sometimes told by creationists and opponents of religion alike that we must choose between belief in creation and acceptance of the theory of evolution, between religion and science. Is this a fair demand? Is the choice that stark? Can one believe in God and accept evolution? Can one both accept what science teaches and engage in religious belief and practice?

On Monday evening, the Six O’Clock Series will explore these questions with a panel of scholars from a variety of academic backgrounds. Each panelist believes the answer is yes, we can believe in God and accept the world of science, too. The presenters will each discuss their reasoning and beliefs, and then the floor will be open to questions and discussion.

The panelists include: Rev. David Hanna, pastor, Calvary Presbyterian Church; Biologist Barkley Butler, professor emeritus, Department of Biology, IUP; Anthropologist Phillip Neusius, professor and chair, Department of Anthropology, IUP; and Historian Charles Cashdollar, professor emeritus and University Professor, Department of History, IUP.