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The Perceptions Project

22 Mar 2015, 23:14 UTC
The Perceptions Project
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On Friday, March 13, 2015, I attended a conference down at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. The conference was part of the Perceptions Project sponsored by the AAAS. It is part an effort to build a better bond between scientific and religious communities.Perceptions: Science & Religious CommunitiesScience and religion issues are often fought at the extremes. A goal of conference is to improve communication so that more moderate voices in religious community, who also accept science, can make it clear to other religious people, specifically in the evangelical community, that it is not an either-or situation. The conference was focused on the issues of origins, more specifically human origins and issues of global warming/climate change.I ran into Eugenie Scott of NCSE shortly before the conference opening. We have met a couple of times before.A also ran into a few people whose name I knew, but whom I had never met. I was even surprised by a few who were familiar with this blog.Ronald Numbers (Wikipedia), author of the book, The Creationists (Wikipedia) which is a history of the creationist movement mostly since the publication of Darwin's Theory of Evolution. Dr. Numbers autographed my copy ...

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