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Does Religion Do More Harm or Good?Date:
March 12, 2003
The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Phone: (616) 892-9300
Dr. Myers began with the interesting observation that with the growth and impact of science it was predicted that the influence of religion would decrease substantially in its influence and cultural presence. That has not happened by all kinds of polls. He asserted that religion has helped to spread the value of science, medicine, civil rights, and the emancipation of women. He defended these assertions with some success in his talk and in audience participation afterwards
About David Myers, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Hope College
Social psychologist David Myers is a communicator of psychological science to college students and the general public. His scientific writings, supported by National Science Foundation grants and fellowships and recognized by the Gordon Allport Prize, have appeared in three dozen academic periodicals, including Science, the American Scientist, the American Psychologist, and Psychological Science. David has digested psychological research for the public through articles in four dozen magazines, from Scientific American to Christian Century, and through seventeen books, including general interest books and textbooks. He is a Seattle native, an all-weather bicyclist, and an avid noontime basketball player and fan of his college’s basketball teams. David and Carol Myers married while undergraduates at Whitworth College and are parents of three adult children, sons Peter and Andrew, and a daughter, Laura. Carol is the creator of a world class website offering information and resources related to the real Santa Claus, St. Nicholas (aka Saint Nicholas).