WORKSHOP: BREAKING NEW GROUND IN THE SCIENCE-RELIGION DIALOGUE

WORKSHOP: BREAKING NEW GROUND IN THE SCIENCE-RELIGION DIALOGUE

Fri, April 10, 2015 • 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM • SAC 2.302

Breaking New Ground in the Science-Religion Dialogue Workshop

The objective of this workshop is to discuss cutting-edge research on the science and religion dialogue. Topics of discussion will include the psychological foundations for religious and scientific beliefs, cognitive impediments to understanding science, ideological biases against science and rejection of scientific concepts, biases against believers and atheists, and the portrayal of science and religion debates in the media.

Organizer

Dr. Cristine Legare, Department of Psychology 

 Keynote address

Dr. Bruce Hood, University of Bristol
“Why do we believe in the unbelievable? The science of supernatural beliefs”
Hosted by Hot Science, Cool Talks, April 10, 7:00pm

 Invited speakers 

  • Dr. Paul Harris, Harvard University
  • Dr. E. Thomas Lawson, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr. Will Gervais, University of Kentucky
  • Dr. Andrew Shtulman, Occidental College
  • Dr. Tania Lombrozo, UC Berkeley
  • Dr. Azim Shariff, University of Oregon
  • Dr. Jesse Preston, University of Illinois
  • Dr. Bastiaen Rutjens, University of Amsterdam
  • Dr. Kelly James Clark, Grand Valley State University
  • Dr. Robert McCauley, Emory University
  • Dr. Konrad Talmont-Kaminski, University of Finance and Management in Warsaw
  • Dr. David Buss, UT Austin
  • Dr. Art Markman, UT Austin
  • Dr. Jacqui Woolley, UT Austin

Registration is free, but please RSVP by March 15, 2015