Science, Faith and Religion - World Science Festival 2014


Peter W. Guess

apologetics, faith and science, inteligent design, atheism, theism, evolution

Science, Faith and Religion - World Science Festival
Posted: Sep 19, 2014  
Public debate, pitting atheist against believer, typically yields a polarized picture. Might a more nuanced conversation that transcends simplistic assertions, and weaves insights from physics, biology, and psychology provide a more fruitful exchange of ideas? Bill Blakemore hosts scientists Lawrence Krauss, Ken Miller and Guy Consolmagno, and philosopher Colin McGinn to find out.

The World Science Festival gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries. Our mission is to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future.

Original Program Date: June 13, 2009
MODERATOR: Bill Blakemore
PARTICIPANTS: Colin McGinn, Kenneth Miller, Lawrence Krauss, Guy Consolmagno

Bill Blakemore Introduction 00:00

Participant Introductions 04:16

New discoveries with science and faith 13:24

Ken Miller explains teaching science and having faith 17:44

Colin McGinn on atheists and faith  23:03

Guy Consolmagno on believing in the unseen 27:18

Lawrence Krauss why NOT to have this discussion? 31:42

The cultural context of science and religion 42:58

Religious movements the good vs the bad 51:28

Do you believe in miracles? 01:01:28

The evidence of God 01:13:14

Questions from the audience 01:15:52

Is religion mostly supported by indoctrination? 01:20:39

Is religion the bully to science?  01:25:16

The easy targets of Abrahamic faiths. 01:30:18

Will the big bang be the connection of science and religion? 01:38:35


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