Friday in Seattle, Plantinga Will Speak on "Why Science Needs Religion: Science's Untold Conflict with Atheism"
Does modern science debunk religion? If you're in the Seattle area, you can find out this Friday night when you spend an evening with renowned philosopher Alvin Plantinga.
Since the Renaissance, atheist academics have preached that science is the antidote to belief in God. In response. Plantinga (Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism) claims that atheism in fact undermines scientific theories and that religious beliefs support and encourage scientific inquiry.
Christianity Today has called Plantinga "arguably the greatest philosopher of the last century." The emeritus John O'Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, Plantinga has been a visiting professor at Harvard, the University of Chicago, UCLA, and more. In Where the Conflict Really Lies, he explains why claims by leading scientific atheists are unconvincing and shows how science can in fact bolster the case for theism.
Dr. Plantinga's talk begins at 7:00 pm at University Presbyterian Church at 4540 15th Avenue NE, Seattle, and will be followed by a response by Discovery Institute's Dr. Jay Richards, co-author of The Privileged Planet, and by a Q & A with the audience.
The event is sponsored by the Ideas and Arts Task force at University Presbyterian Church and by Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture.