Science & Religion

Robert Klips
Department of Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology
The Ohio State University

and

John Holliger, Rector
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Marion, Ohio

7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Many, but not all, people of faith embrace scientific ideas, and scientists vary widely in their acceptance of a religious viewpoint. Robert Klips and John Holliger will summarize the views of several prominent scientists and theologians, and add their own to the mix. Some of the questions that will be discussed:

  • What recent scientific discoveries are important for us to know about and what are theologians saying in light of these discoveries?
  • How have religion and science seen the Universe differently over the centuries?
  • What are the intentions of science and the intentions of religion?
  • What are the sources of study for each and what are the ways that science and religion enhance each other's search for truth and meaning?

The presentations will include an audio visual media created by John Holliger using images from the Hubbell telescope and his own photography.

Here are audio recordings of this science cafe:

mp3 format

wav format

A publication Science, Evolution, and Creationism was featured at this Science Cafe. This, and related publications, may be downloaded from the website of the National Academy of Sciences:

Evolution Resources From the National Academies