Scientists answer Questions about Science and Religion

These answers have been taken from the workshop, organized by Christine Legare at the University of Texas at Austin, aimed to encourage a sophisticated, evidence-based look at the psychology behind science and religion, as well as psychological factors that affect people’s perception of believers, atheists and the relationship between science and religion.

WATCH How can evolutionary psychology inform the science and religion dialogue? (Prof. David Buss)

WATCH:  Why is there so much antagonism in media dialogues between believers and atheists? (Prof. Kelly James Clark)

WATCH Why do people distrust atheists? (Prof. Will Gervais)
WATCH: How is the process of acquiring religious and scientific explanations similar? (Prof. Paul Harris)
WATCH: Can science ever replace religion? (Prof. Bruce Hood)
WATCH: Why haven’t more social scientists participated in the popular science discourse about science and religion? (Prof. Tom Lawson)
WATCH: How do people reconcile religious and scientific explanations? (Prof. Cristine Legare)
WATCH: Are scientific and religious explanations philosophically incompatible? (Prof. Tania Lombrozo)
WATCH: How can cognitive science inform the science and religion dialogue? (Prof. Art Markman)
WATCH: Why should scientists care about religion? (Prof. Robert McCauley)
WATCH: What kind of biases do people have about scientists? (Prof. Bastiaan Rutjens)
WATCH: How can evolutionary perspectives on religion inform the science and religion dialogue? (Prof. Azim Shariff)
WATCH: What would be the best way to create a more scientifically informed public? (Prof. Andrew Shtulman)
WATCH: How can philosophy inform the science and religion dialogue? (Prof. Konrad Talmont-Kaminski)
WATCH: Do people become more or less religious with age? (Prof. Jacqueline Woolley)

Categories: Americas, Religion, Science