Come join us at our monthly meeting at Johannesburg Country CLub for an interesting talk by Andre Croucamp.
Natural Selection and Supernatural Creation: Is a conversation possible?
Darwin’s theory of natural selection, developed in the mid 19th century, still invites violent controversy. Many fundamentalists reject the idea that different species, including human beings, are connected to each other through a long line of ancestors that stretches back to the first simple life forms on Earth. Some fundamentalists believe the Earth is only 6000 years old and that evolution is a scientific conspiracy designed to encourage disbelief. Other people of faith enthusiastically embrace the theory of evolution as an explanation of how God created. Some even see evolution as supporting their mysticism and the idea that everything is connected. A recent plethora of non-fiction books, like Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, have defended evolution and ridiculed religion as an outdated and primitive idea. Is it possible to sustain a conversation between science and religion? Can science and religion build knowledge together? Come and explore the options in a colourful conversation with André Croucamp on …
André Croucamp has a degree in theology from Rhodes University and a Masters in Archaeology form the University of the Witwatersrand. He works as a media developer, creating comics, books, documentaries, museum installations, etc., in diverse fields that include science, heritage and the arts. He is passionate about popularizing science and has a particular interest in conversations between science and religion.