Beyond the “creation vs. evolution” debate | Denis Lamoureux | TEDxEdmonton

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In February 2014, a debate on the origin of the Earth was held between Bill Nye, “The Science Guy”, and Ken Ham, the CEO of the creation Museum, received over 7 million hits online. This reaction speaks to the confusion within the minds of many people around where we come from and the meaning of life. Holding a PhD in evangelical theology and a PhD in evolutionary biology, Lamoureux provides a unique perspective that takes us past the “creation vs. evolution” debate, and into a world where both ideologies can exist together.

Denis is an Associate Professor of Science and Religion at St. Joseph’s College in the University of Alberta. His appointment is the first tenure-track position in Canada dedicated to teaching and research on the relationship between scientific discovery and religious faith.

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