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“The Crescent and the Natural World: How do Muslims view science and biological evolution?”

April 29, 2014

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library

Mark Rush

Public Lecture by Salman Hameed, director of the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies (SSiMS) and associate professor of integrated science & humanities at Hampshire College, Massachusetts.

His primary research interest focuses on understanding the reception of science in the Islamic world and how Muslims view the relationship between science & religion. He recently led a 4-year National Science Foundation funded study on the reception of biological evolution in diverse Muslim societies. He teaches “Evolution, Islam, and Modernity”, “Science in the Muslim World”, “Astrobiology”, and “History and Philosophy of Science & Religion” at Hampshire College. Salman also runs Irtiqa, a science & religion blog with an emphasis on scientific debates taking place in the Muslim world. His research work has been highlighted in The Economist, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Guardian, National Public Radio (NPR), and Public Radio International (PRI).

Open to the public