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Science, Religion and Education

Can we afford to ignore religion in science and education?


In September 2008, Michael Reiss was pressured into resigning as director of education for the Royal Society after recommending that science teachers should respond if pupils raised questions about creationism in science lessons. In this talk he will take up the general question of the relationship of science and religion, freedom of religion, and how these should influence school education.
Michael Reiss writes:
Can we afford to ignore religion in science and education? I shall argue that while scientists should ignore religious issues in their day-to-day work, this is not necessarily the case for science educators. Creationism and intelligent design are instances where this is especially the case.
Agree or not - come along - hear the argument and have your say!


Speaker(s):

Professor Michael Reiss | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

12 February 2009 at 7:30 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Leicester Secular Society
Secular Hall
75 Humberstone Gate
Leicester
LE1 1WB
0116 292 1964
http://www.leicestersecularsociety.org.uk/

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Except where stated, all meetings are free (a collection will be taken), open to the general public, and held at Secular Hall on Sundays at 6:30pm. If a lecture is cancelled a discussion meeting will be held instead, on topics proposed by those present.

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