Monday, February 27, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
February 22, 2012
Dr. Charles M. Wynn, Sr., Professor of Chemistry, was the 2012 Darwin Day speaker in Oregon where he gave three public lectures about the continuing conflict between scientific understandings and religious beliefs and the dangerous effects of scriptural literalism.
Darwin Day is an international celebration of science and humanity held on or around February 12, the day that Charles Darwin was born on in 1809. Specifically, it celebrates the discoveries and life of Charles Darwin – the man who first described biological evolution via natural selection with scientific rigor.
His talk titled “And God said, “Let there be evolution!”: Reconciling the Book of Genesis, the Qur’an and the Theory of Evolution” was based on his recent book, published by All Things That Matter Press, of the same name.
Lectures were given at Willamette University in Salem,Portland State University in Portland and First Congregational United Church of Christ in Salem. They were co-sponsored by the Center for Religion, Law and Democracy at Willamette University, thePhysics Department of Portland State University, Center for Inquiry Portland, and Oregonians for Science and Reason.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Beyond the Battlefield: A Message from the FallenAuthored by Ken Dauth
In the confusion of a pre-dawn encounter with enemy troops, four men are killed by friendly fire; the most devastating and haunting killed in action their loved ones can experience. But the war dead have a message and, through repeated visitations, they are determined to deliver it.
What if the war dead have something to tell us? What if, after making the ultimate sacrifice, their mission is incomplete? Why are the dead not resting in peace?
About the author:
Ken is a Vietnam ERA Navy veteran who did not see combat during that war but was close enough to understand the conflicts that still remain and is passionately against any war. He retired from programming in December of 2008 and finally living his lifelong dream of writing. He lives with his wife, Sandy, in Sedona AZ.