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'Intelligent Design' is focus of lecture, Sept. 29

Bioethicist and medical historian Ronald Numbers will deliver this academic year's first Princeton Lecture on Religion and History at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in 10 Guyot Hall.

His talk is titled "Intelligent Design: Revolutionary Science or Reactionary Religion?"

Numbers is the Hilldale Professor of the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has taught for more than three decades. He has written or edited more than two dozen books on science and religion, including "When Science and Christianity Meet," co-edited with David Lindberg, and multiple works on Darwinism. He is a past president of both the History of Science Society and the American Society of Church History.

The Lecture on Religion and History series, inaugurated in 2005-06, is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion.

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