The Progress of Science and the Decline of Religion?

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Prof. Peter Harrison, UQ
This colloquium will be held in Parnell (07) 234 at 3 pm on Friday 5th June.

It is often thought that the progress of science is accompanied by an inevitable decline in the plausibility and popularity of religious belief. In this talk I consider past and present relations between science and religion, and assess the merits of this common view. In the process, I give consideration to key episodes in the history of science, to present controversies over evolution, and to whether the apparent fine-tuning of physical constants has any significant religious implications.

Prof. Peter Harrison – The Progress of Science and the Decline of Religion? from School of Mathematics & Physics on Vimeo.