[Popgenlunch] David R. Montgomery speaks on "The Rocks Don't Lie" 10/17

Joe Felsenstein joe at gs.washington.edu
Wed Oct 3 14:48:06 PDT 2012

This was called to my attention, and it sounds very good. Those of you who end up teaching biology at one level or another will run into people who reject geological time scales, so this is relevant to you. I wish I could go, but I am away on sabbatical leave unto 12/10. However, you aren't.

> I thought that you might like to know that David R. Montgomery will be

> speaking on "The Rocks Don't Lie" at 7:00 p.m. on October 17, at the

> Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, on the campus of the

> University of Washington, at 17th Ave NE and NE 45th Street in

> Seattle. Admission is $5, free for members of the Burke Museum.


> A description of his talk: " While visiting Tibet, geologist David R.

> Montgomery heard a local story about a great flood that bore a

> striking similarity to Noah's Flood. Intrigued, Montgomery began

> investigating the world's flood stories. Drawing from historic works

> by theologians, natural philosophers, and scientists he discovered the

> role Noah's Flood played in the development of both geology and

> creationism. With an explorer's eye and a refreshing approach to both

> faith and science, Montgomery takes readers on a journey across

> landscapes and cultures. In the process we discover the illusive

> nature of truth, whether viewed through the lens of science or

> religion, and how it changed through history and continues changing,

> even today."


> Montgomery is Professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University

> of Washington and the author of The Rocks Don't Lie (W. W. Norton,

> 2012).


> For further information about the event, visit:

> http://www.burkemuseum.org/events/browse/rocks_dont_lie


> For further information about Montgomery's book, visit:

> http://books.wwnorton.com/books/detail.aspx?ID=24015

Joe Felsenstein joe at gs.washington.edu
Department of Genome Sciences and Department of Biology,
University of Washington, Box 355065, Seattle, WA 98195-5065 USA

(from 1 October 2012 to 10 December 2012 on sabbatical leave at)
Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, 367 Evans Hall, Berkeley, CA 94710

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