As colleagues and friends, Dr. Ayala and Fr. Coyne address “Science and Religion” in a spirited discussion, and even bring up more questions. Could faith possibly be made stronger by science? Can science include or exclude divine action in the world?
These two popular figures in this debate are uniquely familiar with both science and religion. Fr. Coyne is a Jesuit priest who is also a noted astronomer, and served as director of the Vatican Observatory for 28 years. Dr. Ayala is a renowned evolutionary biologist and a former Dominican priest currently servicing as a professor at the University of California at Irvine, and recently received the 2010 Templeton Prize.
Speaker(s): Dr. Francisco J. Ayala; Fr George V. Coyne, S.J.
Date: April 27, 2010
Location: IMAX Theatre, Houston Museum of Natural Science
Length: 96 mins