Thursday, March 16, 2006
Church Offers Evolution Classes
The Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church will offer classes on the science of evolution during the month of April. The classes will be held on Thursday evenings, April 6, 13, and 20 at 7:00 p.m. at 7725 W. 87th Street in Overland Park.
- Dr. Dick Wilson, former Biology Department Chair at Rockhurst University.
- Dr. Leonard Krishtalka, Director of the KU Museum of Natural History.
- Jack Krebs, President of Kansas Citizens for Science and a member of the Kansas Science Standards Writing Committee.
The classes will conclude with a special guided tour of the KU Museum of Natural History at a later date. Admission is free and open to the community.
“We are excited to offer these classes on the science of evolution as a ministry to the community,” says Rev. Thom Belote, minister at Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church.
“We hear a lot about evolution in the news, but most of us haven’t taken a biology class in 10, 20, or even 50 years. Whether you area high school student getting ready for a test or someone who could use are fresher, this class will help you be more informed about evolution.
"The classes will give an overview of the theory of evolution, paying special attention to the evidence on which evolutionary science is based.
For additional information, Contact: Rev. Thom Belote at the Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church in Overland Park. 913-381-3336,