Creationism in Europe

Friday, 13 February 2015: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room LL21B (San Jose Convention Center)
Opposition to evolution has long been regarded as an exclusively American phenomenon. However, as antievolutionism is making its way across the globe, this view needs to be adjusted. The 2014 edited volume Creationism in Europe shows that in Europe, too, creationism has gained a foothold, often shifting shape in response to various national, socioeconomic, and religious contexts. This session discusses and compares the recent history of creationism in Greece, Poland, Scandinavia, and the Netherlands and covers Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, and Greek Orthodox Christianity. Speakers will offer a taste of the complexity and diversity of European antievolutionism, illuminating one of the more shadowy sides to the history of science and the role of science in society.
Organizer:
Stefaan Blancke, Ghent University
Co-Organizer:
Peter C. Kjśrgaard, Aarhus University
Discussant:
Joshua Rosenau, National Center for Science Education
Speakers:
Peter C. Kjśrgaard, Aarhus University
Creationism in Scandinavia
Ulrich Kutschera, University of Kassel
Creationism in Germany
Stefaan Blancke, Ghent University
Creationism in the Low Countries
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