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Science, religion are focus of April 3 lecture at MSU

March 27, 2013 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- A free public lecture about the interface of science and religion will be given at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the Byker Auditorium in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Building at Montana State University.

Colin Howson, a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto, will present "God and Science." He will discuss how, a century ago, many scientifically informed people thought that science only tended to undermine religious belief. Now some puzzling discoveries seem to suggest the opposite.

From 1999 to 2006, Howson was the chair and a professor of philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Howson is the author of several books, including, "Scientific Reasoning: The Bayesian Approach," "Hume's Problem," "Logic with Tree" and "Objecting to God."

Howson's lecture is sponsored by the Department of History and Philosophy and the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and is presented by MSU's College of Letters and Science's Distinguished Speakers Series. The series, which began in the spring of 2011, brings distinguished scholars to MSU to give a public talk and to meet with faculty and students in order to enrich the intellectual life on campus and to enhance research connections.

For more information about this and other lectures in the Distinguished Speakers Series, visit or call 994-4288.


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