C of I to host lecture by leading religion scholar

The interplay between science and religion has been discussed and deliberated for centuries. The debate comes to the Treasure Valley this month as Karl Giberson, one of America’s leading scholars on the creation vs. evolution controversy, delivers the lecture “Are Science and Religion at War?” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 inside Langroise Recital Hall on The College of Idaho campus in Caldwell. The lecture is free and open to the public.

“We are honored to host a speaker of Dr. Giberson’s caliber at the College,” C of I President Marv Henberg said. “His lecture is sure to be a wellspring of new ideas, thoughtful discourse and intellectual debate for our students, our faculty and the Treasure Valley community.”

Giberson is a leading participant in today’s creation/evolution debate. He has authored nine books and more than 200 articles, reviews and essays. He also blogs for the Huffington Post and is a contributing editor at Books & Culture. His lecture at C of I will focus on the belief portrayed in today’s popular culture that science and religion are mortal enemies and always have been. Giberson argues to the contrary, stating the rift between the two entities is driven more by National Public Radio and popular television shows than by history.

For more information about Giberson’s background and expertise, visit his official website at

Giberson also will speak on Feb. 16 on the campus of Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit