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UPC: Why Science Needs Religion: Science's Untold Conflict with Atheism

This one is a bit off-topic, but I thought people might be interested:

 

Does modern science debunk religion?

Since the renaissance, atheist academics have preached that science is the antidote to belief in God. In response, World-renowned philosopher Alvin Plantinga claims that atheism undermines scientific theories and that religious beliefs support and encourage scientific inquiry. Plantinga tackles this topic in his most recent book, Where the Conflict Really Lies.

Christianity Today has called Plantinga “arguably the greatest philosopher of the last century.” The emeritus John O’Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, Plantinga has been a visiting professor at Harvard, the University of Chicago, UCLA, and more. In Where the Conflict Really Lies, he explains why claims by leading scientific atheists are unconvincing and shows how science can in fact bolster the case for theism.

Dr. Plantinga’s talk begins at 7:00 pm at University Presbyterian Church at[masked]th Avenue NE, Seattle and will be followed by a panel of respondents including Dr. Jay Richards, co-author of The Privileged Planet, and by Q & A from the audience.

While the event is FREE to the public, registration is required. RSVP online for this event now!

For information about event parking, visit the UPC website.

This event is sponsored by the Ideas and Arts Task force at Seattle’s University Presbyterian Church along with the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    There is a discussion about Plantinga going on here: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Analytic-Philosophy-CLUB/messages/boards/thread/33170782

    You can view a similar lecture from 2006 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwE_D9GUC0s

    April 15, 2013

  • Susan M.

    It was more about how science, particularly many but not all ideas around the concept of evolution, are not incompatible with Christianity, using the tools of philosophical analysis to make the case. I arrived thinking there was a compatibility there, but left thinking otherwise. Go figure.

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry, feeling like a cold coming on :(

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone going from DT Seattle?

    April 12, 2013

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