Should a Scientist Believe in God? A Debate

Last year I had the privilege of helping to organize the following at the University of Toronto:

On February 9th, 2012 Power to Change hosted a lively debate titled “Should a Scientist Believe in God?”

Arguing for the Affirmative was Dr. Kirk Durston. Dr. Durston earned his Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Guelph. Trained as an engineer and physicist, he also earned an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Manitoba on the problem of evil. He has peer-reviewed articles in both philosophy and science journals.

Arguing for the Negative was Dr. James Robert Brown, professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Western Ontario. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Leopoldina, the German Academy of Sciences. He has peer-reviewed articles in both philosophy and science journals.

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