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Dr. Patricia Kelley to talk about evolution at DSU

DICKINSON - Dr. Patricia Kelley teaches Bible study on Sundays and evolutionary biology during the week.

How the two spheres of Kelley's life, often viewed as conflicting, can coexist is the topic of her lecture at Dickinson State University on Thursday.

She'll discuss the evolutionary process, as well as her religious beliefs.

"Personally, I see evolution as God's means of creating," Kelley said. "I don't think a literal translation of the Bible is possible."

In her work at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, she studies mollusk fossils dating back to the time of the dinosaurs. Kelley, the wife of a Presbyterian minister, also sings in the church choir.

The talk starts at 7 p.m. and is in the Stroup Scientific Auditorium in Murphy Hall.