Religion and Science: Deity Meets Data


Sunday, June 10, 2007 - 17:00

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In the – often contentious – debate between religion and science these days, we step back from the boxing ring long enough to see how Stephen J Gould’s two magistrates might inform each other.  

A physicist makes the scientific case for no God… a NASA scientist says gazing at Saturn’s rings is a religious experience… Adam meets Dino in Kentucky’s new Creation Museum… and anthropologist Lewis Wolpert explains why the emergence of religion is inevitable.

Guests:

  • Lewis Wolpert is Professor of Biology as Applied to Medicine in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology of University College, London, and a Fellow of the Royal Society.
  • Victor Stenger is a professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at the University of Hawaii and a philosopher at the University of Colorado.  His book is, “God; the Failed Hypothesis.”
  • Carolyn Porco is the Imaging Team Leader of NASA’s Cassini Mission.
  • Gordy Slack is a science writer in Oakland, California.  His book is “The Battle over the Meaning of Everything; Evolution, Intelligent Design and a School Board in Dover, PA.”  His article on the Creationist’s Museum can be found at salon.com