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Electrons To Enlightenment (To The Best of Our Knowledge Series) | [Jim Fleming]

Electrons To Enlightenment (To The Best of Our Knowledge Series)

This five-part series from To The Best of Our Knowledge series examines the conflict between science and religion, featuring conversations with many of the world's leading figures in this debate.

Topics include evolution vs. creationism; the relationship between brain and mind; God and the origins of the universe; and more.

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Publisher's Summary

This special To The Best of Our Knowledge series includes 5 programs:

Science vs. Religion

Are science and religion really separate realms? Why is there a dichotomy? What is religion's role in the 21st century?

Guests include Richard Dawkins, biologist and atheist; Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project; Karen Armstrong, historian of religion.

The Cosmos

Is the universe designed for life? What are the religious implications of scientific theories?

Guests include Thebe Medupe, African cosmologist; Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist; Donald Gurnette, plasma astrophysicist at NASA on space sounds.

The Brain & Belief

Is religious experience really just brain chemistry? What's happening in the brain during spiritual and mystical experiences?

Guests include Richard Davidson, leading neuroscientist on the science of meditation; Mingyur Rinpoche, Buddhist master and meditation teacher.

Debating Darwin

Can a Darwinian be a Christian? Can evolution and religion be reconciled?

Guests include E.O. Wilson, founder of sociobiology; Simon Conway Morris, Cambridge University paleontologist; Paul Nelson, critic of Darwinian evolution.

Awe and Wonder

Why does nature so often invoke feelings of the sacred? Can atheists be spiritual?

Guests include Ursula Goodenough, leading cell biologist; Nicholas Harberd, British botanist; Coleman Barks, translator of Islamic Sufi mystic/poet Rumi.

Then, hear the works of Richard Dawkins, Francis Collins, Karen Armstrong, and Edward O. Wilson.

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