“Science and Faith: Conflict, Contrast, or Convergence? by Leroy Seat, PhD tonight, Saturday, April 13, 7pm @ Price Chopper.
Saturday, April 13, 2013 8:48 AM
Midwest Skeptics Society: (Cole Morgan[masked])
“Science and Faith: Conflict, Contrast, or Convergence? by Leroy Seat, PhD tonight, Saturday, April 13, 7pm @ Price Chopper. His wife, June, might join us, too.
This should be an interesting topic. So, join my friend in this HOT discussion. Leroy told me a few days ago at "Vital Conversations"http://www.kcinterfaith.org/programs/vital-conversations he was looking forward to an exciting Q&A.
He loves talking with atheists. If you missed his first talk with we Skeptics a few months back about his 38 years in Japan you won't want to miss this night. Leroy gives a wonderful presentation. He must have been a great Professor in Japan. I think you will appreciate his own approach to rational thought.
The relationship between science and faith has had a long and checkered history in the Western world. People of religious faith have sometimes rejected science (at least in part) because of their faith, and other people have rejected religious faith (partly or wholly) because of their beliefs about science.
This talk is based partly on a new book by Dr. John Haught (b. 1942), who was long a theology professor at Georgetown University and who established the Georgetown Center for
the Study of Science and Religion. His book is titled simply Science and Faith: A New Introduction (2012).
Like Dr. Haught, who was suppose to talk at William Jewell College on March 26-27 but was canceled due to bad weather at New York airport, I believe that the relationship between science and faith should be one of convergence, rather than conflict or even contrast.
I look forward to discussing this important subject with those who attend the 4/13 meeting.
We willl go to the Blue Moose afterward for drinks and food. Great place!