Religion vs. Science? Don't Believe It

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  • 2/21/19
  • 7 p.m. -
  • Free
  • All Ages
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Event Description

Popular culture, public discourse, and the media are pervaded by endlessly reiterated claims that science and religion are incompatible. But do they represent antagonistic worldviews, the one based on reason and evidence, the other on faith and the rejection of evidence? This self-serving misrepresentation depends on mistaken assumptions about what the natural sciences can and cannot explain, as well as on a cartoonish view of "religion" that makes no distinctions among different religious traditions or theological claims. This lecture will show how the assumption that science and religion are inherently conflictual is mistaken—and how properly understood, whatever is true about the natural world does not and cannot conflict with true religion.

Dr. Brad Gregory | Professor of History and Dorothy G. Griffin Collegiate Chair, University of Notre Dame

This event is a part of the 2019 Spring Lecture Series: Faith/Reason/Science: Friends or Foes?

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