Evolution, Climate Change, Denial & Beliefs

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Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:00am
This week hear an interview with science education activist, Michael Zimmerman, the founder of Evolution Weekend and the Clergy Letter Project, plus a conversation with novelist Barbara Kingsolver, about her 2013 book, Flight Behavior.

 

In this episode I take us back to 2012 for a re-broadcast of interviews with Michael Zimmerman and Barbara Kingsolver.

In the first part of today’s show, you will hear an interview that first aired in February 2012 with Michael Zimmerman, the founder of the Clergy Letter Project and Evolution Weekend.   Over 13 thousand Christian, Jewish, and Unitarian Universalist clergy have signed a letter in support of teaching evolution in public schools.   On the Sunday closest to Darwin’s Birthday faith communities all over the United States celebrate Evolution Weekend by honoring science and religion. 

Author Barbara Kingsolver lives in southwest Virginia.  She is the author of 14 books including the The  Poisonwood BibleThe Lacuna, and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.  She visited with me at the WEHC studio at Emory and Henry College to discuss her latest novel, Flight Behavior, a novel set in Southern Appalachia.   In part it is about denial and the beliefs that get assigned to us.  

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