June 28, 2009

Of Faith and Science

From the World Science Festival 2008:
Prominent clashes - both historical and contemporary - have led to the widely held conclusion that science and religion are fundamentally incompatible. Yet, many scientists practice a traditional faith, having found a way to accommodate both scientific inquiry and religious teaching in their belief system. Other scientists are bringing science to bear on the phenomenon of religion and spiritual belief - neuroscientists are studying what happens in the brain during religious experiences, while anthropologists are investigating how religion is linked to cooperation and community.

This program provided an intimate look at what scientists have to say about their religious beliefs and what might be revealed by scientific studies of spirituality:

Faith & Science from World Science Festival on Vimeo.

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