Friday 2 December, 19.00–21.00 & Saturday 3 December, 10.30–17.30
"Science without religion is lame, religion
without science is blind." Albert Einstein
Science and faith are at war – or so it seems.
Emotions run high on both sides: proponents of evolutionary theory
loudly declare the non-existence of God, while the religious right
run high-profile campaigns to teach ‘intelligent design’ in
schools. Have science and faith always been in conflict, or is
their relationship more complex than this extreme clash of
ideologies might suggest? This special two-day event
accompanied Wellcome Collection’s 'Miracles and Charms'
exhibitions and explored the psychology, history and future of this
most complex of relationships.
Performances of sacred music and music
inspired by science.
Saturday: Talks and
Listen to recordings of talks by authors,
experts, philosophers and scientists as they explore this explosive
issue in a series of fascinating talks and discussions.
This symposium accompanied our 'Miracles and Charms' exhibitions.