History of Science Department Colloquium

Fri, April 7, 20173:30 PM - 5:00 PM

History of Science Department Colloquium

"Controversy in the 1920s: Fundamentalist Cartoons, Modernist Pamphlets, and the Religious Meanings of Science in America"

Dr. Ted Davis
Professor of the History of Science
Messiah College
Mechanicsburg, PA

Friday, April 7, 2017
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Physical Sciences, Room 402

This spring Dr. Davis is finishing an edition of (now) rare pamphlets about “science and religion” (that is the series title) written by leading American scientists and theologians during the years surrounding the Scopes trial.  This talk provides a general introduction to the controversy about science and religion in America at that time.  The topic may be of interest to some scientists and to scholars in religious studies and American history, in addition to those in the history of science.  The article linked here from American Scientist offers some background on the project as a whole.

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