Are Science and Religion in Conflict? A Historical Perspective

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Our very own Dr. Nathan Alexander has graciously agreed to be our July guest speaker.

Science and religion are widely thought to be incompatible and in conflict since time immemorial. The eclipse of Greek and Roman learning during the Christian “Dark Ages”, the persecution of Galileo at the hands of the Catholic Church, and Christian fundamentalists’ rejection of Darwinism are all well-known cases in history that seem to support the idea that science and religion are inevitably in conflict. But is this the whole story? This lecture reconsiders the historical relationship between science and religion and shows that the history is actually much more complex than a simple narrative of conflict.

Dr Nathan Alexander completed his PhD in Modern History from the University of St Andrews in 2016 and is the co-founder of the International Society for Historians of Atheism, Secularism, and Humanism.

Date: 6 July 2017

Time: 19.30 – 21.00

Location: Annie Besant Lodge, 17 Queens Crescent, St. George’s Cross, Glasgow, G4 9BL

Entry by donation at door and to be followed by a wine reception. Our events and talks are free and open to the public, member and non-members alike. We are a non-profit organisation that receives no funding from external groups or the government. Our campaigns and events are funded by the generous donations of our members and supporters.

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