In this year’s Harold J. Plous Lecture
at UC Santa Barbara, Plous Award recipient Terence Keel
, an associate professor of history and of Black studies, argues that the enduring belief that race comes from “Nature” reflects the haunting of influence of Christian intellectual history on the development of modern scientific thinking about human ancestry.
Keel’s talk, “Ghosts in the Machine: How Christianity Haunts the Biological Sciences” will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the campus’s Corwin Pavilion. It is free and open to the public.