Here is a conversation between Nick Spencer and Philip Ball on science and religion. Their discussion touches on a variety of topics: artificial intelligence, aliens, meaning, other minds, and even those aliens closer to home — namely, octopuses.
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It’s a widely held view that science and religion are in conflict, including and perhaps especially over how they approach one of life’s most fundamental questions: what does it mean to be human? But is that really the case, and do we need to rethink how we’ve been seeking the answer, at a time when we seemingly need more clarity over humanity’s identity than ever before? Atheist science writer and broadcaster Philip Ball, author of “The Book of Minds: Understanding Ourselves and Other Beings, From Animals to Aliens”, engages with Christian academic Nick Spencer, Senior Fellow at Theos and author of “Magisteria: The Entangled Histories of Science & Religion”.