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In the Beginning: Science and Religion

Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.
Eugenie C. Scott
March 28, 2012
Textor 102
Ithaca College
Ithaca, New York

The subject of origins – of where we, Earth, and the universe come from – is one that has been considered by many religions since time memorial. Science, as a relatively recent actor on the intellectual stage,Ithaca College logo also considers these topics, coming up with answers at variance with those of most religions, including Christianity. How do these two approaches differ? Are there similarities? And is there an uncrossable divide between the two? The answer is not just philosophically interesting, but directly relevant to decisions being made about what to teach in public school science courses.

A lecture in the
C.P. Snow Lecture Series
sponsored by Ithaca College

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