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McComas to Present Science Education Lecture April 11
Friday, March 28, 2014
William F. McComas is slated to give a science education lecture entitled “Beaks, the Beagle, Darwin, Divinity and Other Misconceptions about Evolution and its Nature” on Friday, April 11, 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Willard Hall, room 010. The lecture is free and open to faculty, staff, students and the public.
McComas is the Parks Family Endowed Professor in Science Education at the University of Arkansas, where he directs the Project to Advance Science Education (PASE). His April 11 talk will focus on the nature of evolution including the question of whether it is law, theory or both. It will also examine what Americans think about evolution, key aspects of evolution by natural selection, the on-going debate about science and religion, and the role of the Galapagos Islands in the discovery of organic evolution and impact on the inches in Darwin’s thinking.
Questions about this presentation may be directed to Dr. Julie Angle at email@example.com or (405) 744-8147.