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PHY 193 - Science and Belief

Three Credits
Fall and Spring Semesters

Exploration of the relation between science and religion looking at selected historical episodes from St. Augustine to Richard Dawkins. Possible topics include: reactions to Copernican cosmology; the Galileo affair; rationalism and empiricism in the scientific revolution; Aristotelianism and mechanical philosophies; Puritanism and science; Enlightenment critique of religion; responses to Darwin; Big Bang cosmology and the fine-tuning argument; evolutionary psychology; the growth of anti-scientific sentiment within American fundamentalism.

General Education Attribute(s): Catholic Intellectual Traditions, Natural Scientific Inquiry