Dr. Ken Miller, an expert on evolution, intelligent design and creationism, will present the Cope Lecture on Science, Technology and the Human Experience at 7:30 p.m. March 26 in John Gano Memorial Chapel on the William Jewell College campus in Liberty, Mo. "Time to Abandon Darwin? America's Continuing Problem with Evolution" is the free public lecture topic; tickets or reservations are not required.
Kenneth R. Miller is a biology professor at Brown University, where he received his undergraduate degree before earning a Ph.D. in biology at the University of Colorado. He spent six years as a lecturer and assistant professor at Harvard, returning to Brown as a faculty member in 1980. He is now a professor in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry. His laboratory research focuses on the structure and composition of cellular membranes, and he has published more than 50 scientific papers in journals such as Cell, The Journal of Cell Biology, Nature, and Scientific American. He is frequent guest on The Colbert Report.
In his acclaimed 1999 book Finding Darwin’s God: A Scientist’s Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution, Miller argues that a belief in evolution is compatible with a belief in God. In Only a Theory (2008), his second book on the subject of creationism, he explores the issue of intelligent design and the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District case, as well as its implications for scientists.
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William Jewell’s Cope Lecture provides an ongoing examination of relevant scientific issues viewed within a context of contemporary technology and social ethics. It was established by Jewell alumnus and physician Dr. James C. Cope of the class of 1937. For more information on the lecture series, call 816-415-7653, or visit Jewell’s website at www.jewell.edu.