Sunday, August 20, 2006

 

Symposium on Religion versus Science at Yale

New Haven, Connecticut - Public Broadcasting System (PBS) journalist Margaret Warner will moderate the closing panel of a two-day symposium at Yale University on the tensions between science and religion.

All sessions will take place in the auditorium of the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St., September 14 and 15 2006. The entire program is free and open to the public.

The symposium, titled "The Religion and Science Debate: Why Does it Continue?" celebrates the centennial of the Dwight H. Terry lectureship, which is devoted to the intersection of religion and science.

"Contemporary public debates about 'intelligent design' and the teaching of evolution suggest that the relationship between the two spheres remains contentious," according to Harold W. Attridge, the Terry Committee chair and dean of Yale Divinity School. "The contention is as much a cultural and social phenomenon as it is a theoretical problem. The symposium participants will therefore bring insights from history and the social sciences as well as scientific and philosophical perspectives."..

..Proceedings of the Terry Lectures will be published as a book by Yale University Press, with an introduction by science writer Carl Zimmer.

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