|For Immediate Release
February 5, 2001
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“Clarence Darrow” Helps Celebrate Darwin’s Birthday
An hour with “Clarence Darrow” and his reflections on the controversial
1926 John Scopes trial will highlight a Charles Darwin Birthday
Celebration at Indiana University
Northwest on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. in the Library Conference
Center. Roger Brewin, a Unitarian Universalist minister, will portray the
legendary attorney who represented Scopes after he was brought up on charges
in the mid-1920s for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution in a public
“The trial caused one of the most incendiary public debates of the 20th Century,” says Brewin. “It set the forces of modernism against fundamentalism, and ignited a controversy that still rages in our society today.”
Also during the afternoon-long birthday celebration, several other presentations concerning religion and evolution will take place including: What is Religion, What is Science? by IU Northwest philosophy professor Mark Sheldon at 1 p.m.; Science and the Bible, by IU Northwest sociology professor Jack Bloom at 3 p.m.; Spirituality in Science by University of Chicago professor Christine Malcom at 3:30 p.m.; and Baptists and Science by IU Northwest buildings supervisor Dwight Gardner at 4 p.m. A round-table discussion will follow at 4:30 p.m. Birthday cake will also be served.
For more information on Religion and Evolution: Celebrating Charles Darwin’s Birthday, contact the IU Northwest department anthropology by telephone at 219-980-7107 or 219-980-6607, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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