The Intersection of Science and Faith
The question “Where did we come from?” is at the core of both religious and scientific thought. In the popular imagination, religion and science are engaged in a cultural battle over the question. To help clarify the understandings and misunderstandings over where religion and science overlap, Susan Fisher (Department of Entomology) has partnered with COSI, WOSU, and Christopher Andersen (College of Arts and Sciences STEM Initiatives) to produce an annual discussion of faith-based and scientific views of evolution. Funded by a multiyear grant from the John Templeton Foundation, this project brings together international figures to discuss aspects of the intersection of faith and evolution before a live audience at the WOSU@COSI studios. The program is taped for broadcast on WOSU television.
Fact, Faith, Science & Religion
Where do our religious beliefs come from? Have religious beliefs served an evolutionary purpose? Have religious beliefs served an evolutionary purpose?
On Thursday, October 12, 2012, Neal Conan, host of the National Public Radio show Talk of the Nation moderated a lively discussion about the intersection of science and religion at WOSU@COSI Studios. The speakers included:
- Dr. Karl Giberson, internationally known science-and-religion scholar, speaker, and writer of 150 articles, author or co-author of seven books.
- Dr. Michael Shermer, Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine and editor of Skeptic.com, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and an Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University and Chapman University.
More to Read and View:
Church's Lectures Link Evolution, Creation (Columbus Dispatch 2/10/12)
Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial (PBS/NOVA)
Beyond the Atheism-Religion Debate (NPR/Speaking of Faith)