The Legacy of Reverend James Randolph Denton

Ornithological Quadruped: American Badger Swallow

An illustrated lecture by Beauvais Lyons, Director of the Hokes Archives
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $5
Presented by the Hollow Earth Society

“The Legacy of Reverend James Randolph Denton” presents the theological scholarship of the founder of The Association for Creative Zoology, a nearly century-old organization advocating for creation science. The Association was present in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925 during the trial of John Scopes, a high school science teacher charged with teaching evolution in violation of a recently enacted state law.

The lecture will include Reverend Denton’s writings and publications, many of which are part of the Hokes Archives. These include Rare Zoological Specimens, a large lithographic book that depicts animals which support Denton’s claim that God uses collage techniques, or “zoomorphic juncture” to create new animals. He cites the Duck-Billed Platypus as a living example of this principle. The presentation will also include taxidermy and fossil evidence in support of Denton’s claims.

Reverend James Randolph Denton

Beauvais Lyons is a Chancellor’s Professor and teaches art at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. For more information on the Hokes Archives, see the website at:

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