SkepSun #94 (06_08_2014)

Are science and religion compatible when it comes to understanding cosmology (the origin of the universe), biology (the origin of life and of the human species), ethics, and the human mind (minds, brains, souls, and free will)?  Do science and religion occupy “non-overlapping magisteria”? How do the various faith traditions view the relationship between science and religion? What, if any, are the limits of scientific explanation? These are some of the questions put to 33 of the world’s most influential and prominent philosophers, scientists, theologians, apologists, and atheists in a recently published book entitled Science and Religion: 5 QuestionsThe editor of Science and Religion: 5 Questions is Professor Gregg Caruso of Corning Community College-SUNY, and I sat down with him to discuss this unique book. I have that complete, one-hour interview for you starting about 55 minutes into the show. But first…On Freethought Radio Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor inform us that the FFRF’s “Parsonage Allowance” brief was filed with 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and that a television ad featuring Ron Reagan, son of the former President, will be airing next week during “Cosmos” in major cities. They celebrate the birthdays of four freethinking composers and songwriters, including Cole Porter. Then they talk with the film-making brothers Gus and Luke Holwerda, whose documentary “The Unbelievers,” follows Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss on a world-wide science tour.

 

Are science and religion compatible?  33 leading thinkers from all perspectives weigh in.

Are science and religion compatible? Thirty-three leading thinkers from all perspectives weigh in.

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