We all wish we had more control and the peace and security it implies. Technology, science, and medicine promise us this kind of mastery over our world, but it's an illusion. Our guest will help us discover the real power God has given us to exercise influence over ourselves and our lives.
Science is in trouble. Real questions in desperate need of answers—especially those surrounding ethnicity, gender, climate change, and almost anything related to ‘health and safety’—are swiftly buckling to the fiery societal demands of what ought to be rather than what is. These foregone conclusions may be comforting, but each capitulation to modernity’s whims threatens the integrity of scientific inquiry. Can true, fact-based discovery be redeemed? Our guest, a legendary professor of psychology and biology, will join us to unveil the identity crisis afflicting today’s scientific community, and provides an actionable path to recovery. With intellectual depth and literary flair, he will answer questions like: Is science, especially the science of evolution, a religion? Can ethics be derived from science at all? How sound is social science, particularly surrounding today’s most controversial topics? How can passions be separated from facts?
Sharon Hodde Miller, PhD, is teaching pastor at Bright City Church in Durham, North Carolina, which she cofounded with her husband, Ike. The author of Free of Me and Nice, Miller has blogged at SheWorships.com for over ten years, has been a regular contributor to Propel, Her.meneutics, and She Reads Truth, and has written for Relevant, Christianity Today, (in)courage, and many other publications and blogs. She has been a featured speaker at events such as the RightNow Media Conference, the Resilient Pastor Conference, the International Network of Children’s Ministry Conference, and many more.
Dr. John Staddon is James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Professor of Biology emeritus, at Duke University. He obtained his B.S. at University College, London, and his Ph.D. in experimental psychology at Harvard University where he also did research at the MIT Systems Lab. He is the author of more than two hundred research papers and nine books, including Scientific Method: How Science Works, Fails to Work or Pretends to Work. He was profiled in the Wall Street Journal in January 2021 as commentator on the current problems of science.