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KU Osher Institute: The Bible and Science (Public Event)

Wednesday, July 9, 16 & 23

Wednesday July 09, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm
KU Edwards Campus - Regnier Hall, Regnier Hall 150
As citizens of Kansas, were all aware of the controversy which often erupts when the State Board of Education takes up the question of the science curriculum for Kansas public schools. Passages from the Bible are sometimes invoked as alternatives to proposals and protocols offered by professionals from the scientific or educational disciplines. In this course, we will examine selected biblical texts which have caused mischief among believers and non-believers alike. How much in the Bible, if anything, has scientific validity? Indeed, should we expect the Bible to speak to such issues at all? To answer these questions, we will look at the creation stories in Genesis, the story of Noah and the flood, the narrative of the Exodus from Egypt, the accounts of Jesus miracles, and a number of other biblical wonder tales. Please register at the link below.