Has Science Disproved God?

Thinking Matters have organised some free to the public Q & A seminars at the University of Auckland.

Has Science Disproved God?

Have the discoveries of modern science proved that belief in God is irrational and untenable? Does faith hinder or inspire scientific research?

In this public Q and A event, several of New Zealand’s top scientists and Christian thinkers come together to examine the claims of popular atheists, such as Richard Dawkins, and explore the the credibility of God in the context of cosmology, biology, and physics.

The speakers are:

Neil Broom (PhD) is Professor and Head of the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2008 and is the author of the book How Blind Is the Watchmaker?: Nature’s Design & the Limits of Naturalistic Science.

Jeff Tallon (PhD) is Distinguished Scientist at Industrial Research Ltd and Professor of Physics at Victoria University. In 1993 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and is internationally known for his research in high-temperature superconductors.

Robert Mann (PhD) previously taught biochemistry and environmental studies at the University of Auckland and and has been on the council of the New Zealand Association of Scientists.

Matthew Flannagan (PhD) adjunct lecturer in Philosophy at Laidlaw College and Bethlehem Tertiary Institute and teaches philosophy, ethics and religious studies at St Peters College. He specialises in applied ethics and the interface between philosophy and theology. He is a prominent New Zealand Christian commentator, debater and blogger.


Thursday 11 March at 7pm


The University of Auckland (room to be announced – check back in a few days)

Mark it in your diary, check out the Facebook page and tell your friends. This event is sponsored by the Tertiary Student Christian Fellowship.

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