YAY it is DARWIN WEEK in Charleston!
Seriously though…I have never heard of it until last week, but I am celebrating. For the sixth year now, in observance of Charles Darwin, father of the Theory of Evolution, author of The Origin of Species, discoverer of The Galapagos Islands (I’ve been – AMAZING) among other things we set aside some time to wish a happy birthday to the naturalist and plan serious debates and discussions that he would be proud of.
In kickoff of Darwin Week, my new friend Rev. Collin Kerr from the Second Presbyterian Church invited me to a “Talks on Tap” last night:
Does the pursuit of empirical knowledge lead people away from spiritual mysteries? Late in life, Charles Darwin felt his religious belief erode while his theories of evolution grew more robust. Is Western society, like Darwin, destined for a similar fate? Join us for a debate to resolve whether science is a faith-killer or a faith-sustainer.
Dr. Karl Giberson is the president of the BioLogos Foundation, director of Gordon College’s Forum on Faith and Science, codirector of the Venice Summer School for Science and Religion, a professor at Eastern Nazarene College, and the author of four books, including his latest Saving Darwin: How to Be a Christian and Believe in Evolution.
Dr. Herb Silverman is a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at the College of Charleston. He founded the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry, president of the Secular Coalition for America, a board member of the American Humanist Association, Atheist Alliance International, and Humanist Institute. He is the author of many articles in freethought publications, and is an “On Faith” panelist for the Washington Post online.