- Date: Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016
- Time: 6 p.m.
- Location: Varsity Theatre, Wilkinson Student Center, BYU
- Price: free
Although the topics of evolution and faith are often seen as conflicting, BYU biology professor Steven L. Peck will argue otherwise in this fall’s Summerhays Lecture, titled Evolving Faith: Putting Evolution in an LDS Context.
Peck joined BYU as an assistant professor of biology in 2000. He has worked on several consulting projects with prestigious organizations including Duke University, the Korean Federation of Science and Technology, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency.
Peck received degrees in statistics from Brigham Young University, environmental biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and biomathematics and entomology from North Carolina State University.
The Summerhays Lecture Series, sponsored by Briant Summerhays, began in 2003 and was created to encourage conversations about science and religion. Lectures are usually held on or near vernal or autumnal equinoxes, which have significance in the worlds of both science and religion: in astronomy, equinoxes signal the beginning of spring or fall. Additionally, Joseph Smith’s First Vision happened around the time of the vernal equinox, and he obtained the golden plates around the time of the autumnal equinox.
This lecture will be held at 6pm, Thursday, 22 September 2016 in the BYU Wilkinson Center’s Varsity Theatre and is open to the general public.
Writer: Lynn Patten