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Evolution Weekend

Teaching Scott Walker What it Means to Pontificate

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.18.2015 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was in London last week attempting to look presidential, he refused to answer even the most basic of policy questions. Although he certainly didn't intend it this way, his non-answer to the query asking about his opinion of the theory of evolution should be long remembered.

Evolution Weekend: Celebrating Faith and Fact

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2015 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Clergy and parishioners have been celebrating Evolution Weekend for a decade. Those who have participated have found their faith to be stronger even while they deepen their understanding of the nature of science.

Evolution and the Presbyterian Church (USA): Not Quite the Relationship It Could Be

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

When people believe that being religious means that some scientific concepts can't be discussed or accepted, damage is done to both religion and science.

The Adler Planetarium Demonstrates That Religion and Science Don't Need to Debate

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

The recent "debate" between Ken Ham, the head of the world's largest creationist organization, and Bill Nye, the science guy, was certainly lucrative....

Evolution Weekend: An Opportunity for Reasoned Debate

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Evolution Weekend is an opportunity for congregations all over the world to set aside some time to reflect on and discuss what it means to balance a religious world view with the knowledge gained from scientific investigations.

Evolution Weekend vs. An$wer$ In Gene$i$: Follow The Money

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Given all of the T-shirts, bumper stickers and related paraphernalia that sponsors were hawking, "Question Evolution Day" might well have been a boon to the economy, but there was no evidence that it promoted meaningful dialogue.

Evolution Weekend: Protecting Both Religion And Science

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Evolution Weekend is an opportunity for religious individuals to practice their faith while appreciating all science has taught us.

Recanting In The Face Of Religious Extremism

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Unfortunately, when it comes to the evolution/creation debate, Christian fundamentalists are not alone in issuing threats and demanding adherence to religious dogma from their academics.

Appreciating Religion And Science On Evolution Weekend

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

The clergy members who are celebrating Evolution Weekend recognize the critical role science education should play in our society, and they recognize that religion plays a different role.

Betty White And Science Education: Taking Steps For A Healthier Future

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Clergy from a host of religions have decided to declare the war between religion and science over. Their deeply held faith is not challenged by the findings of modern science.

From Creationism To Anti-Environmentalism: The Religious Right's Attack On Science Expands

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

It can no longer be a surprise to anyone that a very vocal and well-funded minority of Christian extremists continue to attack evolutionary theory in the name of their narrow brand of religion.