April 5th - Massimo Pigliucci Speaks|
The public is invited to hear Massimo Pigliucci speak on science and religion at Pellissippi State on April 5th at 1:00 p.m.
“What’s Science got to do With It? When Scientists talk Nonsense about Science and Religion”
April 5, 2009; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Pellissippi State Technical Community College
Goins Administration Building Auditorium
(See our site for driving directions.)
Dr. Pigliucci writes, "There is a lot of talk these days about the relationship, or war, between science and religion. In recent years, scientists have joined the fray, with some arguing not only that there is no conflict, but that in fact science can prove the existence of God. Others, on the contrary, tell us that it is science that has finally dealt the death blow to the divinity. But one can reasonably ask what, exactly, has science got to do with all of this? I will explore this theme through discussion of what four prominent scientists have to say about religion, and why all but one are wrong about it..."
Massimo Pigliucci is a founding and lifetime member of the Rationalists of East Tennessee and helped found Darwin Day at The University of Tennessee while he was a professor in their biology department.
Currently, Massimo is a professor of Ecology and Evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and is known as an outspoken critic of creationism and advocate of science education.
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