Must science and religion always be opposing and irreconcilable forces?
Looking at recent trends in theoretical physics and the response of contemporary theologians to scientific theories, this panel discusses whether science and religion can, in fact, be seen as complementary ways of understanding our world.
Dr. Reza Aslan, the founder of AslanMedia.com, is a Wallerstein professor at Drew University’s Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict.
Andrew Zolli is a futures researcher who studies the complex forces at the intersection of technology, sustainability and global society that are shaping our future.
He is the Curator of PopTech (poptech.org), the thought leadership and social innovation network, which has pioneered new programs to train social innovators and scientists and spurred significant advances in mobile healthcare, education, sustainability and a number of related fields.
Andrew has served as a Fellow of the National Geographic Society and his work and ideas regularly appear in dozens of leading publications and media outlets. Andrew’s book, Resilience: How Things Bounce Back, was published to critical acclaim in 2012, and will be released in paperback in 2013.
David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and a New York Times bestselling author. He directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he also directs the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. He is best known for his work on time perception, synesthesia and neurolaw.
This lecture is endowed in memory of Albert Hardy Newman.