SCIENCE AND RELIGION: Simon Singh, Mary Warnock, Jack Cohen, Stephen Law


Saturday 25th April 2009

A day exploring the relationship between science and religion, with some very eminent and well-known speakers (plus myself).

The day will address, among other issues, such questions as: Are religion and science non-overlapping magesteria? Can science support, or undermine, religious beliefs? If so, how? If not, why not?

This promises to be a fascinating series of talks, whatever your views on religion.

Simon Singh will talk about Georges Lamaitre (scientist and priest) and the Big Bang, Baroness Mary Warnock about "religion as humanism" Jack Cohen about evolution and belly buttons, and Stephen Law about empirical evidence against the God hypothesis.

The cost is £10 (£5 students and national Humanist orgs). BOOK NOW. Send a cheque payable to “Centre for Inquiry London” to: Executive Director Suresh Lalvani, Centre for Inquiry London, at the Conway Hall address (include names of all those coming). Alternatively pay by PAYPAL (credit and debit cards). Use the “Support CFI London” link at and follow the instructions.

Presented by CFI UK and the Ethical Society.

10.30-11.00am registration. Talks are 11.00am-1.00pm and 2.00-4.00pm

VENUE: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square. London WC1R 4RL (nr. Holborn tube)



Paul P. Mealing said…
Hi Stephen,

Would love to go, but it's a long way from Oz. Will it be covered by any media: radio, podcasts, or magazines like New Scientist?

Regards, Paul.
Mr. Hamtastic said…
Can someone cover the costs for me to see this? Airfare, Hotel, Food... I think I can afford the cost to get in, though.
anticant said…
I hope Jack Cohen will explain why belly button fluff is always pink - at least that's what I read recently!

Seriously it sounds a fascinating occasion, and I'm sorry I can't be there.
jeremy said…
[Off topic: Stephen, I see your comments on Scruton's latest screed have made it to the pages of American Spectator (see here). Out of interest, did they ask you specifically for your comment, or did they simply lift it from this blog?]
Anonymous said…
"some very eminent and well-known speakers (plus myself)."

Hehe :)
Stephen Law said…
Jeremy - I did send that in. Forgot I had done so, though. I wonder if it is in the print version?
Crispian Jago said…
Nice selection of speakers, I’m certainly getting value for money out of my CFI membership.