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What do Science and Religion have to offer each other in the 21st Century?
Tue 22 November 2016, 19:30 – 21:00 GMT
The British Science Association (BSA) and the Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum (SRES) project based at Newman University in Birmingham, are holding a series of events aimed at encouraging dialogue about, and amongst, scientific and religious traditions, worldviews and groups.
Our worldview was changed by Charles Darwin who published in 1859 “On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection”, by Edwin Hubble who discovered in 1929 that we live in an expanding universe, and by James Watson and Francis Crick who in 1953 discovered in their words “The Secret of Life”, namely how DNA carries genetic information. Today we live in the age of space exploration, robots and genomic medicine. But we still ask questions about what it is to be human and our place in the universe. So what do science and religion have to offer each other in the 21st century?
The Edinburgh Branch of the BSA has teamed up with St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church on Princes Street for a public discussion on Science and Religion in the 21st Century, which will be led by invited speakers and moderated by Richard Holloway, author of “A Little History of Religion”. The event is free to attend but please register on Eventbrite under BSA for organizational purposes.
The public discussion will be preceded from 5.30pm to 7pm by a Focus Group run by team members from the SRES project. If you would be interested in taking part in the focus group email Stephen Jones at Newman University on firstname.lastname@example.org. There are 10 places in the focus group, and the SRES team are particularly interested in hearing from people who have attended other BSA events.