Book Club to Examine Evolution Debate

Posted: March 28, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Book Club has decided to read Finding Darwin’s God: A Scientist’s Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution by Kenneth Miller for its next meeting on Tuesday, April 23, at 5 p.m. on the third floor of the Johnson Center.

Miller, a distinguished biologist, describes himself as a devout Christian but one who believes strongly in evolution. His book challenges both sides of the debate and argues that science and religion offer different but compatible ways of viewing the world.

Because May is Kentucky Derby month, the May selection is Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. The book’s cover reads, “over four years, these (partners) survived a phenomenal run of bad fortune, conspiracy, and severe injury to transform Seabiscuit from a neurotic, pathologically indolent also-ran into an American sports icon.” Seabiscuit, a horse, was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938.

The Book Club is always looking for new book enthusiasts to join. The group reads nonfiction and members decide together what they will read the following month. For more information or to join the Book Club, contact Nancy Murphy at x38760.

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