August 29, 2006
06-108

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations

VSU's Science Seminar kicks off with Myths & Truths aboutBiological Evolution

The first seminar in the Science Seminar Series at Valdosta State University will take place on Aug. 31, 2006, from 4 to 5 p.m., in the Odum Library Auditorium. Dr. Leslie Jones, from VSU's Biology Department, will present the "Myths & Truths About Biological Evolution"

According to Jones, the theory of evolution was turned into a religious issue due to the implications regarding an explanation of human origins and has become the political furor that has crippled biological education. Most people hear more about evolution "on the street" than they do in science classrooms, said Jones. Her presentation will examine how deliberate misrepresentation of evolution leads to the fundamental misconceptions that perpetuate the Evolution/Creationism Controversy.

Over a dozen presenters will discuss a wide range of science topics in this series that runs through the end of December. For more information about the series, contact Dr. Blaine Browne, at 249-4914 or visit http://www.valdosta.edu/scisem/index.htm .