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Cosmic Questions Clip Index

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John Polkinghorne on Being a Missionary to Science and Theology
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Steven Weinberg on the Contrast Between Traditional Religion and Theologians who Welcome Scientific Knowledge
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Lawrence Kushner on the Similarities Between Scientific and Theological Questions
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Joel Primack on the Current Revolution in Cosmology
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Irven DeVore on the Reopening of the Dialogue between Science and Theology
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John Haught on the 'Warfare' Between Science and Theology
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Anna Case-Winters on Natural Theology
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Owen Gingerich on the Place of Religion in the Origin of Modern Science
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John Barrow on Religious Laws, Laws of Nature, and the Rise of Science
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Owen Gingerich on the connection between Religion and the Rise of Science
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Jaroslav Pelikan on the Shift From 'How' to 'Why?' Questions in Theology
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John Haught on a Consonance Between Science and Religion
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David Ray Griffin on the Need for One View
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Steven Weinberg on The Value of Religion and its Compatibility with Science
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Steven Weinberg and John Polkinghorne: An Exchange
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Question to Weinberg: What About Scientific 'Inspiration'?
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Question to Weinberg: What is the Point of Living in a Universe with no Purpose?
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Question to Polkinghorne: Can we Prove that God does not exit?
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Questions to Weinberg: On What Science Cannot Explain
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Question to Weinberg: On Believing in Multiple-Universes and Religious Faith
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A Dialogue of Scientists and Theolgians: Play

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Sandra Faber on her Participation in the Conference
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Anna Case-Winters on Theologians Learning From Science
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Neil Turok on Why Religious People Can Learn From Cosmology
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David Ray Griffin on the Goal of Religion
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Alan Guth on the Place of Religious and Philosophical Questions
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Anindita Balslev on the Value of Religious Wisdom
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John Barrow on Progress in Religion
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Jaroslav Pelikan on the Need for Humility
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Did the Universe Have a Beginning?: Play

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Edward Kolb on Our Unique Place in History
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Joel Primack on the Hubble Deep Field and Our Cosmic History
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Alan Guth Explains Eternal Inflation
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Alan Guth on a Beginning for Eternal Inflation
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Alan Guth on His Discovery of Inflation
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David Latham on Multiple Universes
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Alan Guth on a Beginning From Nothing
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Steven Weinberg on The Future of Quantum Mechanics
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Trinh Xuan Thuan on Parallel Universes
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Anindita Balslev on Hindu Perspectives on Beginning
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David Latham on the Speculative Nature of Some Cosmology
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Neil Turok on the Search for 'The Beginning'
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Steven Weinberg on What We Can Learn of the Beginning
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Alan Guth on the Need for a Beginning
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David Latham on the Complexities of Talking About Beginnings
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Owen Gingerich on the Value of Aesthetics
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John Polkinghorne Placing the Importanct of 't=o' in Context
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Anindita Balslev on the Ancient Nature of Beginnings Questions
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Neil Turok on the Religious Significance of Beginnings Questions
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At Home in the Quantum Universe: Play

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Alan Guth on The Value of Quantum Mechanics
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John Polkinghorne on How Science Informs Us
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Neil Turok on How Science Influences Us
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John Polkinghorne on How the Natural World is Appropriate for Life
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Neil Turok on the Remarkable Nature of Cosmological History
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Owen Gingerich on the Grand Nature of Modern Cosmology
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Sandra Faber on How Cosmology is Frightening to Some and Exhilarating to Others
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Trinh Xuan Thuan on How Cosmology Inspires Religious Feelings
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Jill Tarter on the Wonderous Nature of the Cosmos
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A Beginningless Universe? Play

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Anindita Balslev on the Problems of Beginnings and Causation
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David Ray Griffin on Process Theology
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Trinh Xuan Thuan on Buddhist Perspectives on Design
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Anindita Balslev Cautions Against Searching for Support for Particular Traditions in Science
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Trinh Xuan Thuan on the Two Levels of Reality in Buddhism
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Sandra Faber on the Difficulty of Beginnings Questions
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Was the Universe Designed? Play

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John Polkinghorne on Evidence of 'Mind' behind the Universe
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Joel Primack on the Argument from Design after Darwin
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John Leslie on Fine Tuning and Theistic Evolution
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Joel Primack on Fine Tuning of the Physical Constants
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Irven DeVore on the Problems with Seeing Design in the Universe
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Anna Case-Winters on Evidence for Design
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Alan Guth on Problems with the Argument from Design
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David Latham on Fine Tuning
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John Barrow on the Reasonableness of Seeing Design
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Anna Case-Winters on the Leap from Design to Creator
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Edward Kolb on the Lack of Evidence of Design
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Trinh Xuan Thuan on the Problems with Searching for Design
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David Ray Griffin on the 'Process' Perspective on Design
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John Polkinghorne on God as Ongoing Creator
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David Ray Griffin on Design as 'Direction' rather than a Blueprint
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Lawrence Kushner on the 'Signature' of the Creator
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John Haught on the Need for Richer Notions of Design
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The Argument From Design: Play

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Seth Shostak on Carbon and Fine Tuning
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Joel Primack on Structure, Size, Time and the Argument for Design
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John Leslie on the Interconnectedness of Finely Tuned Constants
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Alan Guth on the Difficulties with Fine Tuning Arguments
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John Leslie on Fine Tuning Arguments
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Jill Tarter on the Lack of Need for a 'Rule Maker'
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Steven Weinberg on Problems with Fine Tuning Arguments
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John Barrow on Carbon Fine-Tuning and the Anthropic Principle
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Steven Weinberg on the Impersonal Nature of the Universe
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John Barrow on the Problems with Identifying 'Coincidences'
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The Anthropic Principle: Play

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John Polkinghorne on Our Place in the Universe
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Sandra Faber on the Anthropic Principle
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Sandra Faber on The Range of Constants Allowed by the Anthropic Principle
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Irven DeVore on the Circularity of the Anthropic Principle
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Steven Weinberg on Problems with Some Interpretations of the Anthropic Principle
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Anna Case-Winters on the 'Dethronement' of Humans as Central to Creation
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Owen Gingerich on The Anthropic Principle
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John Barrow on the Anthropic Principle and Dimensions of Spacetime
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John Barrow on 'Copernicus' Principle'
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John Barrow on Our Location in the Universe and the Anthropic Principle
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John Barrow on Time and the Anthropic Principle
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John Barrow on the Anthropic Principle and Density Constraints
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David Latham on Multiple Universes and the Anthropic Principle
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Edward Kolb on Our Changing Location in the Universe
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John Haught on the Anthropic Principle and a Mindless Universe
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Trinh Xuan Thuan on the Anthropic Principle
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Are We Alone? Play

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Jill Tarter on Searching for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence
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Trinh Xuan Thuan on the Probability of Finding ET
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Alan Guth on the Probability of Finding ET
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Anna Case-Winters on Extra Terrestrial Life
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John Barrow on the Emergence of Intelligent Life
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Irven DeVore on the Chance that Life is Common in the Universe
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Jill Tarter on the Probability of Finding ET
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Steven Weinberg on the Probability that Extra-Terrestrial Life Exists
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David Ray Griffin on Sir Fred Hoyle's Views and Omnipotence
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Sandra Faber on the Probability of Finding Extra-Terrestrial Life
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Seth Shostak on the Value of Radio in the Search for ET
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David Ray Griffin on an Extra Terrestrial Religious Life
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John Haught on ET and Seeing 'Mind' Behind the Universe
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Lawrence Kushner on Extra-Terrstrial Life and Purpose
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David Latham on Extra-Solar Planets
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Sandra Faber on Recent Discovery of Planetary Systems
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Jill Tarter on the Robustness and Probable Ubiquity of Life
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Is There Intelligent Life Elsewhere in the Universe? Play

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Seth Shostak on the Possibility of 'Universal Biology'
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Owen Gingerich on the Role of Chance in Biological History and SETI
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Irven DeVore on the Chances of SETI being Successful
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John Barrow on the Role of Chance in Biological History
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Seth Shostak on the Likelihood of Detecting Intelligent Life
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John Barrow on the Evolution and Longevity of Intelligence
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John Barrow on the Connection Between SETI and Religion
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Seth Shostak on the Impact of Discovering ET on Religion
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Jill Tarter on the Social Impact of Discovering ET
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The Faith of Scientists: Play

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Seth Shostak on the Role of Religious Explanations
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Lawrence Kushner on the Difference Between Asking 'What?' and 'Why?'
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Sandra Faber on Purpose in the Universe
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Alan Guth on 'God' and 'The Unknown'
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Trinh Xuan Thuan on the Beauty and Harmony Seen in the Universe
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Steven Weinberg on Meaning in the Universe
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Lawrence Kushner on Reducing Religion to Psychology
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David Latham on Scientists and Their Religious Lives
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Joel Primack on Judaism
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Literal and Symbolic Truths: Play

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Jaroslav Pelikan on St. Augustine and Genesis
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Edward Kolb on the Genesis Story
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Irven DeVore on the Role of Scripture
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Anna Case-Winters on the Role of the Biblical Creation Story
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Lawrence Kushner on the Creation Story as Science
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Irven DeVore on Interpreting the Bible 'Literally'
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Lawrence Kushner on the Meaning of the Genesis Account
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Irven DeVore on Scripture and Science
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Lawrence Kushner on the 'Truth' in Genesis
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Anna Case-Winters on the Role of Science and Scripture
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Jaroslav Pelikan on Reading Scripture As Science
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John Haught on the Problems with Reading Scripture as Science
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What Science Can Learn From Religion: Play

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Edward Kolb on the Role of Science in Describing the Universe
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Jill Tarter on a Growing 'Cosmological Perspective'
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John Haught on How Cosmology Feeds Into Theology
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John Barrow on the Narrow Overlap Between Cosmology and Theology
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What Religion Can Learn From Science: Play

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Edward Kolb on the One Way Street from Cosmology to Religion
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John Polkinghorne on How Theology Places Science in a Richer Context
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John Barrow on Religion and Day-to-day Science
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Lawrence Kushner on the Differing Nature of Science and Theology
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Anna Case-Winters on How Theology Addresses the Deeper Questions
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John Leslie on the Religious Conclusions Drawn from Science and Philosophy
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Trinh Xuan Thuan on the Transcendental Aspect of all Religions
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Sandra Faber on the Importance of Cosmology
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John Barrow on the Origin of Atomism
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Anindita Balslev on the Congruence of Cosmological Ideas and Hindu Thought
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John Polkinghorne on the Place of Human Experience
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Anna Case-Winters on Science and Routes to Faith
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Alan Guth on Questions of Purpose and Ultimate Origins
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Questions, Answers and Ongoing Dialogue: Play

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Anindita Balslev on the Cosmology and the Religious Quest
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Seth Shostak on Multiple Universes and Chance
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Jaroslav Pelikan on the Connection Between Cosmology and Theology
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Alan Guth on Asking Ultimate Questions
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Lawrence Kushner on Being 'Good' at Religion and Science
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Sandra Faber on the Value of Uncovering the Cosmological Story
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Seth Shostak on How Science Affects His Views on Religion
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Jill Tarter on the Importance of Asking Ultimate Questions
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Trinh Xuan Thuan on the Impact of Religion on Science Research
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Irven DeVore on Human Nature
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Anna Case-Winters on Faith Seeking Understanding
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Anindita Balslev on the Need for Wisdom in Addition to Knowledge
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