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Challenges to a Science-Based Worldview (Grand Rapids)

Date:
February 27, 2013
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: (616) 706-2029
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.net

Description:

Join us for the lecture “Challenges to a Science-Based Worldview” by Matthew Childers!

There are many challenges to the legitimacy and authority of science from various mystics, spiritualists, occultists and supernaturalists. Most of these challenges have, thus far, been inadequate to compromise the success and power of scientific, natural explanations of the world. As a result of this apparent explanatory power and theoretical success, many have been inclined to extend and apply the methods of science in order to create an equally powerful and cohesive “scientific worldview.” This lecture critically surveys some of the component doctrines, rules, and standards of such a worldview and brings to light and to a wider audience some of the more serious and lesser-known secular challenges to it.

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After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

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About Matthew Childers

Instructor of Philosophy, Lansing Community College and Muskegon Community College

Matthew Childers received his B.A. in philosophy from Michigan State University and his M.A. in philosophy from Western Michigan University. His research is primarily focused on issues in the philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, ethics, and epistemology. He is currently an instructor of philosophy at Lansing Community College and Muskegon Community College.