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Religion and Evolutionary Theory Topic of Lecture at Creighton University

Robert Richards, director of the Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Chicago, will present “Roots of Conflict between Religion and Evolutionary Theory” at 7:00 p.m., March 14 in room 3028 of the Harper Center at Creighton University.

The lecture, which is part of the Kripke Center’s Religion and Science Lecture series, is free and open to the public.

Richards was awarded the Morris Fishbein Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Chicago. He also received the George Sarton Medal, in recognition of distinguished scholarship and contributions to the advancement of the History of Science in 2011. His research is in the history and philosophy of psychology and biology, with an interest in evolutionary theory, biopsychology, ethology, and sociobiology.

He has written several books including The Tragic Sense of Life: Ernst Haeckel and the Struggle over Evolutionary Thought; The Romantic Conception of Life: Science and Philosophy in the Age of Goethe. Richards is currently working on a historical and philosophical commentary on Darwin’s Origin of Species.