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2/27/2017
The Emergence of Life, St. Andrews, UK

2/28/2017
“Nanoscience: A New Aspect of God’s Creation,” Farnborough, UK

3/4/2017
Science and Faith Conference, Middleton, WI

3/10/2017
“Faith and Wisdom in Science,” Bristol, UK

3/20/2017
“What Can We Do about Fossil Fuel Carbon Dioxide?” Wheaton, IL

“Infidel Science: Polygenism in the Mid-19th-Century American Religious Press,” Wheaton, IL
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“Infidel Science: Polygenism in the Mid-19th-Century American Religious Press,” Wheaton, IL. Sponsor: ASA Wheaton chapter. Speaker: Historian of science G. Blair Nelson. Wheaton College, Meyer Science Center, Lecture Hall (Room 145), 7:00–8:30 p.m. RSVP for dinner in Anderson Dining Commons at 6 p.m.

2/12/2015
When: 2/12/2015
7:00 PM

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2/12/2015. “Infidel Science: Polygenism in the Mid-19th-Century American Religious Press,” Wheaton, IL. Sponsor: ASA Wheaton chapter. Speaker: Historian of science G. Blair Nelson. Several scientists in the 1850s claimed human races are distinct biological entities, each created separately—and that Genesis endorses their claim. Most religious writers denounced the idea as infidel science, distorted to undermine faith. This controversy gives insight into how science and religion interact in popular thinking. Wheaton College, Meyer Science Center, Lecture Hall (Room 145), 7:00–8:30 p.m. RSVP for dinner in Anderson Dining Commons at 6 p.m.