Webinar: Varieties of Atheism in Science


Rice University’s Department of Sociology is hosting a lecture this November, co-sponsored by The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science & Religion, titled “Varieties of Atheism in Science.”

In this lecture, Elaine Howard Ecklund (Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences at Rice University) and David R. Johnson (Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University) will present core findings from a survey of over 1,200 atheist scientists in the US and the UK and 81 in-depth interviews.

They will explore what everyday atheist scientists think about religion and the limits to what science can explain, atheist scientists’ views on meaning and morality, pathways that led to atheism in science, and more. The lecture will also include an opportunity for speakers to answer questions submitted by attendees. 

The lecture will take place virtually on November 10, 2021 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (GMT). 

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