Abrahamic Reflections on Science and Religion: Conference Videos


Is God a Bowler or a Curler?

How Did God Do It? Part One: Is God a Bowler or a Curler?

Chance and Creation

How Did God Do It? Part Two: Chance and Creation

God, Chance, and Purpose

How Did God Do It? Part Three: God, Chance, and Purpose

Jordan conference highlights

Highlights from final conference at the Dead Sea in Jordan

Participant Interviews


Silvia Jonas

Silvia Jonas, Minerva Fellow of the Max Planck Society at Munich University, discusses how the concept of ineffability can reconcile the relationship between science & religion. 

Nidhal Guessoum

Nidhal Guessoum, astrophysicist at the American University of Sharjah, discusses how Islamic conceptions of God square with randomness in the cosmos. 

Is Evolution Compatible with Islam?

Rana Dajani, biology professor at Hashemite University, discusses whether there is a conflict between evolution and Islam. 

Nathan Aviezer

Nathan Aviezer, physics professor at Israel's Bar-Ilan University, on evidence for fine tuning in the universe and its impact on belief in God. 

Bruno Guiderdoni "Is Fine Tuning Evidence for God?

Bruno Guiderdoni, Senior Researcher at the Lyon Center for Research in Astrophysics, on fine tuning in the universe & it's impact on arguments for God. 

Meghan Page

Meghan Page, Assistant Professor at Loyola University Maryland, on how and why God might intervene in the world. 

Fine Tuning and the Multiverse

Jeffrey Koperski, philosophy professor at Saginaw Valley State University discusses possible explanations for the apparent fine tuning of the universe. 

Yamina Bougenaya

Yamina Bouguenaya Mermer, director of Receiving Nur, on how randomness in the cosmos is a signpost guiding us toward God. 

Divine Providence and Randomness in Nature Rob Koons

Rob Koons, philosophy professor at the University of Texas, discusses whether divine providence is compatible with apparent randomness in nature.

Scott Davison

Scott Davison, professor at Morehead University, explores the purpose & effects of petitionary prayer

Karl Svozil

Karl Svozil, professor at Vienna Technical University, on the need for humility when facing seemingly unanswerable questions. 

Bruno Guiderdoni - Quran

Bruno Guiderdoni, Senior Researcher at the Lyon Center for Research in Astrophysics, on how the Abrahamic Religions address God's plan for the universe

The Problem of Evilverses - Jeffrey Koperski

Jeff Koperski, philosophy professor at Saginaw Valley State University, speaks on the multiverse and the potential for evilverses in that model. 

Alan Love

Alan Love, professor at University of Minnesota addresses the apparent conflict between evolution & God as creator. 

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