Science lecture series to consider evolution,
images of science, new frontiers
DANVILLE, KY - Robert Hazen, a distinguished scientist
who helped author a national study on the teaching of evolution, will lecture
at Centre College on Wednesday, March 15, about "Science, Religion
and the Evolution of Life." His remarks will begin at 7 p.m. in Young
Hall room 101.
In that program, Hazen will address the challenges that
face scientists and science teachers, as well as theologians, in answering
profound questions about the origin of life. Centre has especially invited
area school science teachers to attend this lecture.
Hazen will deliver several other lectures at Centre during
a week on campus as a Humana Visiting Scholar. The visiting scholars program
was funded by a gift to the college endowment from the Humana Foundation,
the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., a health care corporation based in
Another of Hazen's public lectures is set for Thursday,
March 16, at 8 p.m. in Weisiger Theater in the Norton Center for the Arts.
For this program, Hazen will discuss "Unanswered Questions at the Frontiers
of Science." Hazen says that, despite recent claims that science is
nearing the end of its usefulness, there is no end to the questions that
may be raised in scientific inquiry.
Hazen is scheduled to meet with Centre students to discuss
the image of scientists in modern society, and he will deliver informal
lectures on other topics. A complete schedule is available upon request
to Christine Shannon in the Centre computer science department.
Hazen is a research scientist at the Carnegie Institute
of Washington's Geophysical Laboratory. He also is the Clarence Robinson
Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University. Hazen was chosen
by the National Academy of Science to be one of the authors of its definitive
study on the teaching of evolution.
The author of more than 250 articles and 15 books, he is
a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His
recent research focuses on the crystal chemistry of deep-earth minerals,
as well as mineral-catalyzed organic synthesis and the origin of life.
Hazen earned bachelor's and master's degrees in science
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctorate at Harvard
in earth science. He appears frequently on radio and television programs
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