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Free COSI Panel Discussion: Fact, Faith, Science & Religion
Thursday, October 11, 2012 (7pm–9pm)
WOSU@COSI Studios, 333 West Broad Street, Columbus OH, 43215
Moderated by Neal Conan, host of National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation”
Where do our religious beliefs come from? Have religious beliefs served an evolutionary purpose? Join us for “Fact, Faith, Science & Religion,” a lively panel discussion about the intersection of science and religion hosted by Neal Conan, host of NPR’s “Talk of the Nation."
Our panelists will be Michael Shermer and Karl Giberson.
Karl Giberson is an internationally known science-and-religion scholar, speaker, and writer. He has published more than 150 articles, reviews, and essays, both technical and popular, in outlets that include USA Today, LA Times, Salon.com, Discover, Weekly Standard, Quarterly Review of Biology, Perspectives on Science & Faith, The Edge.org, and Books & Culture, and has written or co-authored seven books.
Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine and editor of Skeptic.com, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and an Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University and Chapman University. Dr. Shermer’s latest book is The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths.
This free program is supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
Call 614.228.2674 for details or register online through Eventbrite for this free program. Space is limited.
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COSI, Columbus, Ohio's dynamic Center of Science and Industry, inspires the scientists, dreamers, and innovators of tomorrow. Opened in 1964 at Memorial Hall in downtown Columbus, COSI moved in 1999 to a new 320,000-square-foot home designed by internationally-renowned architect Arata Isozaki, creating one of the largest modern-built science centers in the United States. COSI continues to represent a significant investment in the economic development and community revitalization of downtown Columbus.
Please note that seating inside the WOSU@COSI Studios is sold out! A limited number of OVERFLOW SEATING tickets are available however on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests in the OVERFLOW SEATING area will be able to view the panel discussion remotely on a large screen in the adjacent COSI Atrium. Bearers of OVERFLOW SEATING tickets may also mingle with presenters following the program. Thank you for the overwhelming response to this program!