The Quest for Truth and the Quest for Power

Science & Religion
S1:Ep352 mins2005Guest: Michael Barkun, Dan Burstein, Dr. Christine Sutton, Gerald Gabrielse, Giovanni Maria Vian, Marcelo Gleiser, Stefano Guernelli, Dr. Michael Doser, Alvaro de Rujula, Luigi Sabbarese, Melchor Sanchez de Toca, Claudio Strinati
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At one point in western history the only notion of truth came from church authorities. During the Renaissance, the beginnings of scientific thought started to form. By the 18th century, the Enlightenment was able to grow and people started to regard religion as superstition. Eventually, the definition of truth changed to became something that could only be observed, measured, and validated.

In this episode, the conflict of religion and science, regarding what is considered the truth, is brought to light by both scientist and theologians. Examples from history as science progresses and religion recedes are presented. Still, as questions of destiny and ultimate origins continue to persist, so too does the science and religion dialog.

Featuring: Michael Barkun, Dan Burstein, Dr. Christine Sutton, Gerald Gabrielse, Giovanni Maria Vian, Marcelo Gleiser, Stefano Guernelli, Dr. Michael Doser, Alvaro de Rujula, Luigi Sabbarese, Melchor Sanchez de Toca, Claudio Strinati
Video Language: English
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