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Wonder and the Need for Alliances between Science and Religion
February 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Presented By: Scott F. Gilbert, PhD, Howard A. Schneiderman Professor of Biology, Swarthmore College
Respondent: Faye Flam, Science Writer, Lightning Blog at WHYY/NewsWorks and Journalist-in-residence, Ursinus College
The scientific and religious worldviews are both predicated on the experience of wonder. Indeed, in preserving wonder, science and religion actually help maintain each other. Science and religion, then, need to be allies in preserving sources of natural wonder. As long as science and religion are kept apart, profit-motive will triumph. Interestingly, both science and religion are changing in ways that can accommodate such alliances.
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