Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. Edward J. Larson will speak on the longstanding controversy over the teaching of evolution in an address at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) on Monday, Oct. 24.
The talk, titled “The Evolution Teaching Controversy: From the Scopes Trial to Today,” will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Karl Hoblitzelle Hall, Room 2.402. It will be free and open to the public.
Larson is the Russell Professor of History and Talmadge Professor of Law at the University of Georgia. He writes about issues of law, science and medicine from an historical perspective and is the author or co-author of nine books and more than 100 articles. Among his books is Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Creation and Religion, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1998.
Larson’s appearance at UTD is part of the Legal Studies Lecture Series, which was begun last year to bring to campus top scholars and others in the legal field as an enrichment experience for pre-law students, the broader university community and the public. For additional information about the event, please call Dr. Pamela Brandwein, associate professor of sociology and government and politics, at 972-883-2934.