Faith, Diversity, and Science Lecture

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The Office of Inclusive Excellence, in partnership with the Biology department, invites you to the Winter Quarter Faith, Diversity, and Science Lecture on Monday, January 31, 2022, at 4-5 p.m. The lecture will be held virtually and livestreamed on the SPU YouTube Channel.

In this lecture Dr. Joseph Graves will examine the questions, "How should we understand inevitability in creation?" and "Is racism inevitable?" 

About our speaker

Dr. Joseph Graves, Jr. research concerns the evolutionary genetics of postponed aging and biological concepts of race in humans, with over sixty papers and book chapters published, and had appeared in six documentary films and numerous television interviews on these general topics. He has been a Principal Investigator on grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and the Arizona Disease Research Commission.


His books on the biology of race are entitled: The Emperor’s New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at the Millennium, Rutgers University Press, 2001, 2005 and The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America, Dutton Press, 2004, 2005. A summary of Dr. Graves’s research career can be found on Wikipedia, and he is also featured in the ABC-CLIO volume on Outstanding African American scientists. In November 2007, he was featured in the CNN Anderson Cooper 360 program on Dr. James Watson.


This lecture will be recorded for internal (SPU-only) use. Learn more about this lecture series and past lectures here.


Sponsored by a grant from the Supporting Structures: Innovative Partnerships to Enhance Bench Science at CCCU Member Institutions, run by Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford, the UK subsidiary of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, with funding by the John Templeton Foundation and the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust. Learn more here.

Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2022