Dr. James Tour, professor of chemistry, nanoengineering, and computer science at Rice University, speaks passionately about the conflicting world views facing the religious and scientific communities. As a believer in the Bible and a devout scientist, he believes the distrust between these communities has been fueled by both misunderstanding and hostile dogmatisms. Using examples such as evolution, creationism and origin of life, Dr. Tour reprimands the scientific community for making claims far beyond the actual accomplishments of scientific experimentation and theory. He reminds us that blind dogmatism plagues all worldviews, and that self-critique of the scientific community is essential to reengaging those it has unwittingly disenfranchised.
29 Tammuz – 6 Av 5778/ 12-18 July 2018
In order to register for conference activities, please be in touch with Ilana
at the office of ‘The Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studies at Bar-Ilan University.
Admission is free for all. Advanced registration required.
(For additional information, please see the "Upcoming Events" page in the Menu Bar.)
President of Bar-Ilan University’s Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studies Professor Emeritus of Talmud, Bar-Ilan University
Head of the Beit Midrash, Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studies Founder and Chair of the Nitzotzot Program
Nitzotzot Program Academic Coordinator Lecturer: Science, Technology and Society Program Bar-Ilan University
Website design and development: WebMeUp