Can Science and Religion Ever Have Anything in Common?


The Age of Information, evolution and materialism have created an understanding about our world, which some believe has pitted Science squarely against the things of faith. But new scientific discoveries and the reinterpretation of existing phenomena by some scientists have upended traditional views on both sides of the argument. This is due to the discovery of a possible “informational nature” to our world. Prominent scientists and philosophers such as Max Tegmark (MIT), Nick Bostrom (Oxford University) Brian Green (Columbia) and James Gates (University of Maryland) just to name a few, have written and spoken about such findings, causing consternation all around. Indeed, Dr. Bostrom even imagines a future devoid of humanity. What does all this mean? Such findings completely change the discussion about Science and Religion and the dialogue between them. This presentation explores these changes and the evidence responsible for this astonishing reinterpretation of the nature of reality. The implications for our identity as human beings are enormous and are explored in this talk.

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Julie Smith, Evenstone Publishing, United States

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Conference: ECERP2018
Stream: Philosophy - Philosophy and Religion

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