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Jerry Coyne in Conversation: "Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible"

Hosted by Centre for Inquiry Toronto

Location: 252 Bloor Street West, OISE Auditorium

CFI Canada Toronto Branch is thrilled to welcome University of Chicago biologist and author Jerry A. Coyne to discuss his new book "Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible."

The New York Times bestselling author explains why any attempt to make religion compatible with science is doomed to fail.

In the provocative new book, Coyne lays out in clear, dispassionate detail why the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical study, is reliable, while that of religion—including faith, dogma, and revelation—leads to incorrect, untestable, or conflicting conclusions.

Coyne is responding to a national climate in which over half of Americans don’t believe in evolution (and congressmen deny global warming), and warns that religious prejudices and strictures in politics, education, medicine, and social policy are on the rise. Extending the bestselling works of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens, he demolishes the claims of religion to provide verifiable “truth” by subjecting those claims to the same tests we use to establish truth in science.

Coyne irrefutably demonstrates the grave harm—to individuals and to our planet—in mistaking faith for fact in making the most important decisions about the world we live in.

This is a paid event with Coyne's book being offered for sale. CFI Canada members will receive a discount on the ticket price and on Coyne's book. There will be a signing after the lecture. CFI Canada guest passes will be accepted.