On Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. in Higgins Hall, room 300, scientist David R. Montgomery will talk about his investigation of the world’s flood stories and the counterintuitive role Noah’s Flood played in the development of both geology and creationism. In his book The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood, Montgomery takes readers on a journey across landscapes and cultures in a discovery that reveals the illusive nature of truth, whether viewed through the lens of science or religion, and how it changed through history and continues changing, even today. Montgomery is a professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and an award-winning author. Sponsor: Environmental Studies Program.