Monopolizing Knowledge
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Monopolizing Knowledge

Please join ASA Boston for a free talk by Ian Hutchinson on Friday, April 26 from 7:30 PM at MIT's Thirsty Ear Pub (235 Albany St, Cambridge, MA). He will be speaking "On not monopolizing knowledge: Scientism and Christianity." 21+ (ID required)

When: April 26, 2013
7:30PM - 10:00PM
Where: MIT Thirsty Ear Pub
235 Albany St
Cambridge, Massachusetts  02139
United States
Contact: Randy Isaac
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The relationship between science and Christianity is all too often portrayed as warfare, despite the historical fact that many of the founders of the scientific revolution were Christians. Those of us who follow Jesus and are scientists can testify to an experience of compatibility between our faith and our science. However, there actually IS a warfare. It is not between science and religion, though. It is between scientism (the presumption that science is all the real knowledge there is) and lots of other approaches to knowledge, including Christianity. In this talk, drawn from his recent book entitled Monopolizing Knowledge, Ian Hutchinson will examine some of the history and characteristics of scientism and explain its distinction from the real practice of science.


Ian Hutchinson is Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT and is an ASA Fellow.


Please display and distribute this poster to invite friends and colleagues. For further reading, see Ian Hutchinson's book "Monopolizing Knowledge: a scientist refutes religion-denying, reason-destroying scientism."