Mention Charles Darwin's name in some religious circles and you'll get a few dirty looks.
Darwin published his landmark book "On the Origin of Species" in 1859, in which he laid out the evidence for natural selection as the mechanism driving biological evolution. The notion that all living beings — including humans — descended from common ancestry is as controversial today with many people as it was when Darwin first proposed it more than 150 years ago.
"Some religious people fear that science is going to dispel their faith in God, and some science people fear that religion is going to impede their work," said the Rev. Scott Jansen, pastor of Riverside Presbyterian Church in Riverside. "It's important to have a dialogue and show these fears aren't necessary."
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