Public Forum and Book Launch
"Saving Darwin: How to Be a Christian and
Believe in Evolution"
Karl Giberson, Professor of Physics,
Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA
February 6, 7:30 pm
Pacific School of Religion Chapel
7:30 - 9:00 pm, Friday, February 6, 2009
Pacific School of Religion (PSR) Chapel, 1798 Scenic Avenue at Le Conte and Ridge Roads,
Berkeley, CA 94709
Free and open to the public.
Karl Giberson was raised in a fundamentalist parsonage and entered college in 1975 intending to become a creation scientist and join the fight against evolution. While studying science at college he became convinced that evolution was true and, with much struggle and angst, abandoned his childhood belief in creationism. Karl's personal story mirrors that of America in the decades since Darwinism came ashore and challenged the country's traditional creation story.
Saving Darwin is the story of both Karl's personal struggle to make peace with evolution and that of a deeply religious country, as it engages the same struggle.
About the speaker:
Karl Giberson is an internationally known scholar of science-and-religion and one of America's leading participants in the creation/evolution controversy. He was the founding editor of Science & Theology News, the leading publication in its field until it ceased publication in 2006, and editor-in-chief of Science & Spirit magazine from 2003-2006. He has published over a hundred articles, reviews, and essays, both technical and popular, and written four books: Worlds Apart: The Unholy War Between Science and Religion (1993), Species of Origins: America's Search for a Creation Story (2002, with ENC historian Don Yerxa), Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists Versus God and Religion (2007, with Spanish physicist/philosopher and priest, Mariano Artigas), and Saving Darwin: How to Be a Christian and Believe in Evolution (2008). His 5th book, The Anointed: America's Evangelical Experts (with Eastern Nazarene College historian Randall Stephens) is currently under contract with Harvard University Press.
Free and open to the pubic
Unlimited street parking after 7:00 pm.
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