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March 28, 2012

Wheaton College Science Symposium: "Evolutionary Theory: Implications for Science and Christian Belief"

The Wheaton College Science Division hosts the 2012 Wheaton Science Symposium, "Evolutionary Theory: Implications for Science and Christian Belief" March 28-29.

This two-day event focuses on exploring the intersection of science and Christianity. World-renowned experts will lecture on evolutionary theory, evaluating human theories and other modes of explanation while considering the relationship between scriptural insights and scientific findings.

The symposium is divided into four sessions with themes including Science and Theology as Ways of Knowing; Lessons from the Cell: What Can We Learn from Molecular Biology?; Genes, Theology, and the Origin of Humanity; and Moving Forward: New Paradigms for Interactions Between Science and Christianity.

Speakers include Dr. Kathryn Applegate, program director at the BioLogos Foundation; Dr. Michael J. Behe, professor of biological sciences at Lehigh University; Dr. Jack Collins, professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary; Dr. Darrel R. Falk, professor of biology at Point Loma Nazarene University; Dr. Paul Nelson, adjunct professor in the MA Program in Science and Religion at Biola University; Dr. Alvin Carl Plantinga, professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame; Dr. Fazale Rana, executive vice president of research and apologetics at Reasons to Believe; Dr. Jeffrey Schloss, director of the Center for Faith, Ethics and Life Sciences at Westmont College; and Dr. Richard Sternberg, Research Scientist at the Biologic Institute.

A pre-symposium introductory session by Dr. Raymond Lewis, professor of Biology at Wheaton College, will be offered at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 in room 145 of the Science Center located at 430 Howard Street in Wheaton.

This symposium is co-sponsored by Wheaton College's Center for Applied Christian Ethics; the Wheaton College Faith and Learning Program; the John and Madeleine McIntyre Chair of Philosophy and History of Science; and the Wheaton College Chaplain's Office.

All symposium sessions will be held in Coray Gymnasium, located at 421 Chase Street in Wheaton. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Biology Department at 630.752.5008. To view the schedule and list of speakers, visit

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