"In the Beginning": Anthropology, Science, and Religion

Eugenie C. Scott

"In the Beginning": Anthropology, Science, and Religion

Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.
November 13, 2012
McClung Museum Lecture Hall
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee

The subject of origins – of where we, Earth, and the universe come from – is one that has been consideredUniversity of Tennessee logo by many religions since time immemorial. Science, as a relatively recent actor on the intellectual stage, 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 talk for the
University of Tennessee
Department of Anthropology capstone course
“Science and Religion”

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Contact Dr. Jan F. Simek at jsimek@utk.edu