Clips: Can Science and Religion Be Reconciled?

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Over the years, Bill has spoken with several scientists about whether or not religious beliefs can be reconciled with our factual knowledge of the universe. See below for selected clips from Bill’s conversations with scientists Jane Goodall, Sir John Houghton and the late Isaac Asimov.

Jane Goodall on Spirit and Science

In this clip from Bill’s 2009 interview with Jane Goodall, the primatologist known for her research on chimpanzees talks about how her spirituality grew while spending time alone in nature, the limits of science and her mother’s role in developing her beliefs. See the full interview.


Isaac Asimov on Teaching Creationism

The late Isaac Asimov, a professor of biochemistry and prolific writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books, joined Bill in 1988 to talk about why the teaching of creationism has no place in our public schools. See the full interview.


Sir John Houghton on Knowing God and the Universe

One of the world’s preeminent climatologists, Sir John Houghton speaks with Bill in this 2006 interview about our “remarkable” capacity for understanding the universe and his belief that God created such capacities, as well as the elements of the cosmos, billions of years ago. See the full interview.

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