Secularity and Science: What Scientists Around the World Really Think About Religion

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Add to Calendar

Do scientists see conflict between science and faith? Do scientists in other countries view religion and faith differently? To answer these questions and more, the authors of “Secularity and Science: What Scientists Around the World Really Think About Religion” completed a comprehensive international study of scientists’ attitudes toward religion. From this wealth of data, the authors uncovered the real story of science and religion. Many scientists — even atheists — see spirituality in science, and the idea that religion and science conflict is primarily an invention of the West.

At this event, Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences and one of the authors of “Secularity and Science,” will discuss the book’s findings with John Evans, the Tata Chancellor’s Chair in Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. They will also explore the relationship between spirituality and science.

This event is co-sponsored by the Baker Institute’s Science and Technology Policy Program and China Studies Program, as well as Rice University’s Religion and Public Life Program.

A book signing will follow the presentation.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase courtesy of the Rice University Campus Store.


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