Does evolution really threaten religion?Origins Centre
‘Does evolution really threaten religion?’ is the question John Ostrowick asks in an Origins Centre public lecture on 11 September.
Ostrowick is a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town, jointly supervised by the University of Edinburgh, writing on the existence of God. His talk will examine whether life on earth arose as a result of creation by an intelligent force — God perhaps — or whether it arose spontaneously by means of natural processes.
The presentation will cover viewpoints from both sides of the debate, including the currently-fashionable argument from Intelligent Design and Irreducible Complexity. Special attention will be given to the claims made in the book of Genesis, with discussion as to whether this is an allegorical book or intended as literal truth. It will also query whether the Theory of Evolution is "just a theory" and if it threatens religion.
Date: Tuesday 11 September 2012
Venue: Origins Centre
Time: 18h00 for 18h30
Cost: R45/R35 Wits students and staff
Bookings essential: firstname.lastname@example.org
011 717 4700
082 379 1941
Origins Centre, Corner of Yale Road and Enoch Sontonga Avenue Braamfontein Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa