Thursday, February 01, 2007

Pasadena Event: Edward Humes at Vroman's

Edward Humes, author of Rights Readers selection No Matter How Loud I Shout, will be at Vroman's Bookstore on February 6 at 7:oo PM. His latest may be of interest to our Esteemed Readers interested in the intersection of science and culture:
Humes, a Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author of School of Dreams and Over Here, tackles the controversy over the Dover, PA school board's decision to mandate the teaching of a new blend of science and religion called “intelligent design.” The maelstrom that followed its decision split the town in half and became the subject of a national media fixation. In Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion & the Battle for America's Soul, Humes casts his journalistic eye on characters from both sides of the conflict, making each of them appear sympathetically human. If you've ever wondered what happens when science and religion collide, this is the book for you.
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