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Darwin's Legacy Topic of Concord University Lecture

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Darwin's Legacy Topic of Concord University Lecture

ATHENS - Dr. Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, will speak on “Darwin's Legacy in Science and Society” on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Alexander Fine Arts Center at Concord University.

“Charles Darwin’s publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859 was an extraordinary milestone for science, but it also had profound effects on theology, philosophy, literature, and society in general,” Scott’s abstract says. “Nowhere is this more true than in the United States, where the teaching of evolution has been contentious since the early part of the 20th century. Why have Darwin’s ideas been so valuable and yet so controversial? The answers lie not in science, but in history and culture.”

The National Center for Science Education educates the press and public about the scientific, educational, and legal aspects of the creation and evolution controversy. More information on the center is available at
Scott’s speech is a presentation of the Concord University Artist-Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Joseph L. Allen, Concord University professor of geology and chair of the division of natural sciences, at 304-384-5238 or


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