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Science v. religion

Peter Harrison and John Dickson talk atheism, Galileo, and the science-religion conflict ‘myth’.

Peter Harrison and John Dickson talk atheism, Galileo, and the science-religion conflict ‘myth’.

The age-old conflict between science and religion gets a lot of air-time – but is it really age-old? Or does it belong more properly to the realm of myth and legend than to history?

Professor Peter Harrison was formerly Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford, and is now Director of the Centre for the History of European Discourses at the University of Queensland. He’s written extensively on the topic of the true history of science and religion, and delivered CPX’s 2015 Richard Johnson lecture, entitled “The End of Faith: has science made religion obsolete?” 

This episode of Life and Faith collects some of the highlights from a conversation between Professor Harrison and CPX Director John Dickson.

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