What: "An Insightful Journey into the Mysteries of Science and Faith (Islamic and others)"
A monthly book club & interfaith discussion series
When: December 17, 2016, Saturday 9:30am
Where: IITS - 1391 SE Maynard Rd. Cary, NC 27511
Complimentary breakfast will be provided
Each meeting will cover independent articles so everyone is welcome to any of the meetings even if they may have missed the previous meetings.
Tentative Outline: Click here to see the outline
Both science and religion has targeted to serve the man’s fundamental need of understanding and achieving meaningfulness in our existence. The situation has been that human beings, from time to time, have denied religion in the name of science and denied science in the name of religion, arguing that the two present conflicting views from one another. It is even claimed that an individual scientist may be a believer, but science itself must be unbelieving. The aim of this interfaith book club is to answer the fundamental question that if all knowledge belongs to God and religion is from Him, how then can the two be in conflict? The participants are expected to gain new insights into the notion of faith and science, not as separate opposing entities as mistakenly popularized, but rather as one combined entity stemming from the same source and two different lights that emanate from the same truth. The directions of the discussions are flexible and will be based on the religious traditions of the participants.
The first two books are the following (the books are available for sale during the meetings at a discounted rate):
1. "Islamic Perspectives on Science" by Ali Unal
Titles of the collected articles: Islam and Science: An Overview, Science and Religion, Causality and the Qur'anic Worldview, What a Falling Stone Means, The Universe in the Light of Modern Physics, Religion and Science: Shared Responsibilities, Worldwide Corruption by Scientific Materialism, Mathematics is Real: Why and How?
2. "Science and Faith: Two Faces of the Same Fact" by Mustafa Mencutekin
Titles of the collected articles: Misunderstandings about Science and Technology, Quantum Entanglement: Illusion or Reality?, Nature: A Book to Be Contemplated, The Islamic Conceptualization of the Sciences, Mathematics and the Universe, Connection, Always and Everywhere, Action and Coincidence, The Holy Qur'an and Dirac's Theory of Pairs, Time and Beyond as a Dimension, A Tale of Design and Love, Physics of the Unseen, A Dead End for Science or a Call to the Creator, Ensoulment: When Does Human Life Begin?, Two Different Fields for Science and Religion, Causality and the Qur'anic World-View, The Universe in the Light of Modern Physics, The Sub-Atomic World and Creation, Quest to Solve the Mystery of Life, Science and Religion: Between Friction and Harmony, The Delicate Balance of Life on Earth