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Scientific perspective on scriptural creation accounts topic of BYU lecture

Michael D. Rhodes will present a lecture, "The Scriptural Creation Accounts: A Scientific Perspective," on Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium at Brigham Young University.

This is the second lecture in the Hyrum B. Summerhays Lecture Series on Science and Religion hosted by Religious Education and the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. The series is designed to give students, faculty and staff an opportunity to reflect on the relationship between science and religion.

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are greatly blessed in having two other scriptural accounts of the creation besides the biblical account in Genesis, according to Rhodes, who will examine these creation accounts in the light of modern scientific understanding of the formation and development of the earth and the solar system.

Rhodes is an associate research professor of ancient scripture at BYU. Prior to joining the faculty at BYU, he was an assistant professor of physics at the United States Air Force Academy and director of the campus observatory.

For more information, contact J. Ward Moody at (801) 422-4347.

Writer: Cecelia Fielding

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