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"Evolution thru Literature & Science" by Stephen Dilks PhD & Gerald Wyckoff PhD.

Literature Professor Stephen Dilks PhD and Biology Science Professor Gerald (Jerry) Wyckoff PhD are planning a joint class together at UMKC in the near future. It will be a double credited class on evolution from a literature and science prospective. As far as I know this has not been done before.

This is from Prof Stephen Dilks: We will put Darwin in a literary, historical, and scientific context with attention to ways in which he addressed the problem of "God" and the idea of "creation." We will analyze specific texts by Darwin and will explain his scientific method and the ways he changed how science is done.

Together Stephen and Jerry will use us as guinea pigs and create the class. Sounds like fun!

Afterwards we will go to the Blue Moose.

Stephen Dilks:

Gerald Wyckoff

Cole Morgan[masked]

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  • LarryJ

    This was a well-crafted and fascinating presentation. Professors Dilks and Wyckoff have come up with a great concept in merging two disciplines to teach a complex subject. Students who complete this new course will come away with multiple levels of understanding. Thanks for sharing a preview with our group.

    August 26, 2013

  • Kathryn

    Gilbert and Katie Moore enjoyed Professors Steve and Jerry's program last night and afterward at the Blue Moose! Enlightening and confirmation are two words that come to mind regarding the whole evening. Thank you very much and roses are a great way to make the wives happy about the late hour. LOL Really, funny stuff aside, we appreciate the time you wonderful gentlemen spent in providing our group with a fantastic presentation. Please think about coming again with another educational and informative program.

    August 25, 2013

  • Jeannine

    I enjoyed the all the excellent information that was presented in addition to the wealth of information given in the paper handouts. Thank you for graciously sharing your knowledge and insight with us. I hope this interdisciplinary class scenario takes the next generation even further in their understanding of science and literature.

    August 25, 2013

  • Penny

    This such an exciting project! For years people have complained about scientists' inability to effectively communicate their ideas to lay people. You guys are offering a solution to the problem. Best of luck in the creation of a new model for educating our next generation!

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • cole m.

    Fantastic experiment Stephen and Gerald! Thanks for all the info and fun.

    1 · August 25, 2013

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