Evolving Views at the U of Iowa

According to Inside Higher Ed today, there is one of those evolutionary brouhahas that seem to arise periodically – this time at the University of Iowa. 

It seems that a faculty member wrote a blog piece trying to reconcile religion and science and said in passing that there were flaws in the theory of evolution. You can read the blog piece at http://now.uiowa.edu/2013/08/common-ground. And you can read the Inside Higher Ed piece at http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2013/09/23/should-university-website-publish-anti-evolution-views. To yours truly, it reads as if the author was trying to build a bridge, although maybe a bridge too far.

Nonetheless, it’s an excuse – once again – for a reading of the early 20th century poem, Evolution, which takes what some might term poetic license with the concept: