April 12, 2018 – Science, Religion, and Democracy

April 12, 2018 – Science, Religion, and Democracy

Presented by The Religion COMPAS Program and the Christian Graduate Student Alliance

3:30pm – 5:00pm
Thompson Library, 11th Floor

“What is religious belief, and what is its proper relationship to scientific inquiry?

Do science and religion represent incommensurable worldviews? If so, then how can people relate to one another as fellow citizens across that divide? If not, then how can we pursue a more constructive dialogue between religious and non-religious people? Should secularism be the “default” position in public debate about scientific issues?”


  • Philip Kitcher (John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University)
  • David C. Lahti (Associate Professor of Biology, Director of the Master’s Program in Biology at Queens College, City University of New York)

There is also a breakfast seminar from 9 – 10:30am in Thompson Room 202.