Biologist and best-selling author Jerry Coyne explains why any attempt to make religion compatible with science is doomed to fail.
February 26, 2016
101 Centrepointe Dr
For the next in our “Teach the Controversy” speaker series, the Centre for Inquiry is pleased to present University of Chicago biologist Jerry A. Coyne discussing his new book, Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible
In this talk, Jerry Coyne explains why the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical study, is reliable, while that of religion—including faith, dogma, and revelation—leads to incorrect, untestable, or conflicting conclusions.
Coyne warns that religious prejudices and structures in politics, education, medicine, and social policy are on the rise, and demonstrates the grave harm, to both individuals and to our planet, in mistaking faith for fact when making important decisions about the world we live in.. Expanding on the bestselling works of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens, he demolishes the claims of religion to provide verifiable “truth” by subjecting those claims to the same tests we use to establish truth in science. He demonstrates the grave harm, to both individuals and to our planet, in mistaking faith for fact when making important decisions about the world we live in.
There will be a reception and booksigning with light refreshments following the talk.
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