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Science, Religion, & Ethics
Two of the strongest forces in society are science and religion. Some view them as being at odds with one another with irreconcilable differences while some others see them as dealing with different domains of life. WISL programs explore and promote civil and respectful discourse on important issues such as evolution, stem-cell research, the complementarity of science and religion, and the ethical responsibilities of scientists in the practice of science and for its consequences on society.

Book review: "Why Science Does Not Disprove God" by Amir D. Aczel

Harold C. Urey: Science, Religion, and Cold War Chemistry
A director of the Manhattan Project's uranium isotope-separation program wrestled with an inner struggle that led him to publicly call for a new synthesis of science and religion.

Scientific and religious communities can work cooperatively, speakers say
The assumption that science and religion are incompatible is hardly the case, according to a panel discussion organized by the AAAS program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion

Astronomer Copernicus reburied in Polish cathedral
The man who asserted that the earth revolved around the sun was also head priest of Frombork Cathedral in northern Poland

"God Loves Science" program at Madison's First Congregational Church of Christ
Inspired by the curiosity of a parishoner's daughter, the event is intended to help kids understand the compatibilities between science and religion

In Turkey, fertile ground for creationism
U.S. critics of evolution help translate their ideas for a society already torn between Islam
and secularism

Creationism, minus a young earth, emerges in the Islamic world
Academics say that creationism is growing in the Muslim world, but Earth-creationists, who believe God created the universe, Earth and life just a few thousand years ago, are rare, if not nonexistent.

Isthmus Society
The Isthmus Society is a local network of scientists, scholars, religious leaders, and interested community members who seek to cultivate open and lively conversation at the intersections of the sciences and diverse religious traditions. To pursue this end, the society sponsors public events and lectures by leading thinkers in fields variously related to science and religion and also supports local discussion groups for informal discussion and exchange.

Science and Judaism

Religion Among Academic Scientists
Professor Elaine Howard Ecklund of Rice University, who has conducted studies on secularization and religious changes among scientists, speaks to Houston Public Radio about her research. Ecklund is also the associate director of Rice's Center on Race, Religion and Urban Life.

The Integrity in Science Database
The Integrity in Science (ISS) Project scrutinizes more than 200 science-based federal advisory committees for undisclosed conflicts of interest, monitors the media and scientific literature for failure to disclose, and encourags the adoption of strong disclosure policies. They maintain an open database of public records of scientists' ties to industry.

Science and Islam

Vatican Sponsors Conferences on Science and Faith
The Vatican is sponsored several academic conferences on March 3-7, 2009 dealing with the work of Charles Darwin and Galileo Galilei. The conferences are intended to show compatibilty between catholicism and modern science.

Resilient Faith
Scientists and the secular-minded predict the demise of religion, but around the globe it is thriving (from The Guardian, Tuesday, October 28, 2008)

Evolution and its Enemies

Darwinism & Intelligent Design

From Biology to Ethics: The Biological Roots of Morality
Francisco J. Ayala
Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences
Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Irvine
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
1800 Engineering Hall, UW-Madison Campus

Darwin's Most Significant Discovery: Design Without Designer
Francisco J. Ayala
Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences
Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Irvine
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
1800 Engineering Hall, UW-Madison Campus

 


 

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