"Can a Scientist believe in God?" Debate Event
Thursday, 9 February 2012 from 18:00 to 21:00 (ET) OISE, Toronto, Ontario
This February, Power to Change (otherwise known as Campus Crusade for Christ, I think - be aware)
will be hosting a debate on the topic of Science in regards to its applicability within a Christian worldview as well as a naturalistic one. It is going to be an exciting opportunity for anyone who considers themselves a freethinker to see the scheduled debaters argue how best to include science under their respective frameworks. There will be a $2 entrance fee.
Arguing from the Christian position is Christian apologist Kirk Durston. His Ph.D. (Biophysics) was completed at the University of Guelph, specializing in the identification, quantification, and application of functional information to protein structure. His M.A. (Philosophy) was completed at the University of Manitoba, specializing in the problem of evil. He has publications in journals of philosophy and of science. If you would like a more complete bio, please click on the link http://www.newscholars.com/staff.html
Arguing from the naturalistic position is Dr. James Robert Brown, professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto. Dr. Brown has published eight books on the topic of science and philosophy in addition to having published a number of articles in various scientific and philosophy journals. He received his B.A and M.A at Guelph University and earned his Ph.D at the university of Western Ontario. If you would like a more complete bio, please click on the link http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~jrbrown/
If you are theist (Christian or not) please come and have your faith intellectually examined as well as strengthened by the expectantly well thought out arguments to be put forward by Dr. Durston. If you are not quite sure what you believe but desire to learn more on the subject, this will the perfect opportunity to have a well proportioned explanation of two well regarded paradigms of thought. If you are a firm Atheist with a love for science, don't shy away from this chance to hear the best arguments from a well versed professional in areas of scientific and philosophic naturalism as well as have those views challenged by quite a capable apologist.