KUNM

Defending Darwin

Mar 30, 2015

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Wed. 04/01 8a: The University of Kentucky, is located in the heart of the Bible Belt, a region with many Fundamentalist Christians who are skeptical of the theory of evolution. Today, Jim Krupa is a biology professor at UK who has taught evolution to thousands of students, some of whom believe that the idea of evolution, as posited by Charles Darwin, is fraudulent and the Earth and its creatures are only about 6000 years old. Prof. Krupa says that despite opposition from some students, he’s following in the footsteps of UK educators who have defended academic freedom and scientific fact.