This Friday, April 5, I will be on a panel to discuss Science and Religion. It will take place from 12:30-2:00 pm in Nord 310 on the Case quad of the CWRU campus. The program is sponsored by the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge. Lunch will be provided. If you are in the vicinity, feel free to drop by.
The description of the program says:
Albert Einstein said that “cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest motive for scientific research.” Join a discussion about the relationship between religion and science. Do they support each other or are they irreconcilable?
I think regular readers of this blog can pretty much guess what my answer will be. It is amusing that once again a quote from Einstein is used to signal that there can be a bridge between science and religion, though as my post earlier today suggests, that is a misreading of his views. What Einstein means by ‘cosmic religious feeling’ is not a belief in god, as I will discuss in a future post.
I do not know as yet who the other panelists will be or what religious viewpoints they will represent but it should be fun.