Science and religion: can they co-exist?

    "Five Days of Faith" on The Agenda with Steve Paikin
    Day 2: Are science and religion mutually exclusive?

    Airs Tuesday March 27 at 8 pm on TVO

    TORONTO, March 23 /CNW/ -

    On air

    Explore the relationship between science and religion on Tuesday March 27
at 8 pm, as TVO's weeknight current affairs program, The Agenda with Steve
Paikin, presents program 2 of "Five Days of Faith": a fascinating look at God
and religion in the modern world, in depth and from many angles.
    The show opens with Steve Paikin's one-on-one interview with Jerry Coyne,
evolutionary biologist and professor of ecology and evolution at the
University of Chicago. The interview addresses the central question: does the
theory of evolution hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of the origins of
life? Following the interview, Coyne will join other guests in a debate about
whether science and religion can co-exist.
    Don't miss the intriguing issues, viewpoints, and questions that will
arise among these guests, as they search for answers. Panellists include:

    -   Paul Nelson, a fellow of The Discovery Institute in Chicago, a think
        tank devoted to the study of intelligent design

    -   Denis Lamoureux, a professor of the University of Alberta, who is an
        evolutionary biologist and an evangelical Christian

    -   James Robert Brown, a University of Toronto professor who teaches the
        philosophy of science and religion, and how they interact in our


    What do you think? Are science and the scientific method compatible with
    Viewers are invited to share their own personal thoughts, perspectives,
or personal expressions of God and religion (e.g., photos, audio, and video
clips), or ask questions of religious experts, by visiting agenda
and looking for the "Five Days of Faith" link.
    Stay tuned for more specifics, including guest lineups, on the subsequent
episodes of "Five Days of Faith": Wednesday March 28: The Geopolitics of
Religion; Thursday March 29: The Psychology of Faith; and Friday March 30:
Secular Spirituality.
    To view a short video introduction, click here: 1784640&media

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