Science and Non-belief: How chance and necessity explain our world.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Women's City Club, 254 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI, View Map

Presented by Taner Edis, Assistant Professor of Physics, Truman State University

Description

Join us for a fascinating presentation by Taner Edis who will be speaking on his book Science and Non-belief. Scientists have raised questions about religious belief since the earliest development of scientific thought. Over the centuries, as science has become ever more sophisticated and answered many of the questions previously in the domain of religion, more and more people have developed a skeptical point of view regarding religion. Today, many scientists are nonbelievers with a secular, science-based perspective. In Science and Non-Belief, physicist and acclaimed science writer Taner Edis examines the relationship between today's sciences and religious nonbelief. Complete with a historical chronology, an extensive annotated bibliography, and selections from primary sources, Science and Nonbelief is an indispensable and accessible reference work on the subject.

About the Speaker

Taner Edis is an Associate professor of physics at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Edis received his Ph.D. in Physics from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (1994). He is the Associate Editor for Reports of the National Center for Science Education. Edis is also an accomplished author. His most recent book is An Illusion of Harmony: Science and Religion in Islam (Prometheus Books, 2007). He has also written numerous articles and reports for various scientific and skeptical journals including Free Inquiry, Skeptical Inquirer, The Skeptic Magazine, and The Humanist. Edis has also authored two other books: Science and Nonbelief (2006) and The Ghost in the Universe: God in Light of Modern Science (2002) and is the co-editor of Why Intelligent Design Fails: A Scientific Critique of the New Creationism (2004).

Additional Details

Meetings are open to the Public

After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

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Cost: Suggested Donation $6.00 or free for Friends of the Center.

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