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March 15th, 2010
Evolution expert to deliver lecture at Texas State

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Jerry A. Coyne, professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, will present an evening talk and book signing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at the Alkek Library Teaching Theatre on the campus of Texas State University.

Jerry A. Coyne

Coyne’s presentation is titled Why Evolution is True (and why many think that it’s not) and is based on his latest similarly-titled book.

Admission is free and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. A book signing with light refreshments will take place following the lecture.

Coyne is an evolutionary biologist whose work focuses on understanding the origin of species. He has written more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers on the subject.

In addition, he is a regular contributor to The New Republic, the Times Literary Supplement, and other periodicals. He runs the popular Why Evolution is True blog, and is an internationally known defender of evolution and critic of creationism and intelligent design.

The book Why Evolution is True has received widespread praise for providing a clear explanation of evolution, while succinctly summarizing the facts supporting this revolutionary theory.

Coyne’s lecture is sponsored by the Department of Biology and the Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State. Contact Noland Martin (512) 245-3317 for more information. For more information about Coyne and his book, please visit his blog: www.jerrycoyne.uchicago.edu.

— FROM TEXAS STATE NEWS SERVICE/MARK HENDRICKS

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3 thoughts on “Evolution expert to deliver lecture at Texas State

  1. If you are going to invite an evolution expert (Jerry A. Coyne),
    then you should also invite the one and only Genesis expert (there
    is no “close second”), which is Herman Cummings, who is the
    promoter of the “Observations of Moses” (OM). OM is the correct
    opposing view of the evolution theory, and not creationism.

    Creationism ended on Saturday of Creation Week, 4.6 billion years
    ago. The evolution theory does not come into play until more than
    3 billion years later. Therefore, creationism and evolution are
    not describing the same time periods. The 63 minute PowerPoint
    presentation stunned the Sanhedrin in Israel, since they had
    considered early Genesis to be allegorical, and not literal.

    Give your students a chance to view the truth of scripture, and
    not the false and foolish doctrines of current creationism.

    Herman Cummings
    PO Box 1745
    Fortson GA 31808
    Ephraim7@aol.com

  2. The article says:
    “Coyne is an evolutionary biologist whose work focuses on understanding the origin of species”

    If historic(1) and scientific(2) evidence is censored, “understanding the origin of species” will never be achieved.

    Examples of such evidence includes:

    1.) Genesis 1:25
    “…God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.”

    See: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis1-11&version=NIV

    2.) Creation Doctrine What Does Cutting-Edge Science Teach about Origins?

    – Molecules-to-man evolutionism violates the Law of Biogenesis: Life does not come from non-life.

    – The specific complexity of genetic information in the genome does not increase spontaneously. Therefore, there is no natural process whereby reptiles can turn into birds, land mammals into whales, or chimpanzees into human beings.

    See: http://www.kolbecenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=83:creation-doctrine&catid=19:creation-doctrine&Itemid=81

  3. Examples of such evidence includes:

    1.) Genesis 1:25

    Darn all I need to do is get something published and it becomes scientific evidence. This opens up new vistas in scientific research.

    But wait, there are all kinds of creation myths printed. Does verbal history count too? Besides The Great Trutle, I’m very happy with Dreamtime.

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