THEO 323. Religion and Science

Do science and religion offer competing or complementary understandings of the material world?  This course explores the historic and contemporary relation between scientific and religious views of reality.  Issues to be addressed include the origins of the universe (“Big Bang”  cosmology), the nature of the physical universe (quantum mechanics, chaos theory), the origins of humanity (evolutionary theory), and the basis for moral conduct (sociobiology).
Offered: Regularly
Credits: 3