Lecturer To Consider 'Evolution As Christian Theme' March 2

Feb. 24, 2004
News Photo 1829Dr. Ernan McMullin

by Judy Long

"Evolution as a Christian Theme" will be the topic for the Herbert H. Reynolds Lecture in History and Philosophy of Science on Tuesday, March 2. The address, to be held at 3:30 p.m. in Kayser Auditorium of the Hankamer School of Business, will feature Dr. Ernan McMullin, the John Cardinal O'Hara Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

McMullin, who received his doctorate from Belgium's Catholic University of Louvain, is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles. He has written widely in the fields of contemporary philosophy of science, the history of the philosophy of science from Greek times onward and the philosophical interactions between religious belief and the sciences. He has served as president of four major philosophical associations: the American Philosophical Association (Central Division), the Philosophy of Science Association, the American Catholic Philosophical Association and the Metaphysical Society of America.

The Reynolds Lectureship was established in 1998 by a gift to the department of philosophy from the Herbert H. and Joy C. Reynolds Endowment Fund for University Excellence. The series brings to campus an internationally recognized scholar in the sciences or in the philosophy or history of science.

The 2004 lecture is sponsored cooperatively by the departments of biology, chemistry and biochemistry, geology, history, physics, philosophy and psychology and neuroscience. For more information, contact the philosophy department at 710-3368.

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