Four Myths of Science and Religion

Learn the truth about the most iconic episodes of Science vs Faith
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Instructed by James Hoskins Academics / Humanities
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

In this free mini-course, you will discover what historians are saying about some of the most infamous episodes of perceived conflict between science and religion. You'll learn...

  1. What really happened to Galileo and the Inquisition (it's not what you thought)...
  2. How the popular story of Christopher Columbus taught in schools is largely fiction...
  3. Why the Scopes trial of 1925 is not the iconic battle it is remembered to be (despite the movies and plays it inspired)...
  4. The surprising conclusion that some philosophers have come to about religious neutrality in science...

Additionally, the course includes...

  • One hour of video lessons
  • Printable lecture notes that you can fill in as you go
  • A review quiz
  • Suggested articles and books for further study
  • An engaged and knowledgeable instructor with years of experience
  • A $5 coupon toward enrollment in my Basics of Logic course

You can't learn the truth if you wait. Enroll today to get started!

See you in the course!

What are the requirements?

  • Be proficient in the English language

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn cutting-edge research in the history of science
  • Go beyond simplistic political debates
  • Intelligently navigate the dialogue on science and religion
  • Printable lecture notes to fill in as you go
  • A review quiz
  • Suggested articles and books for further study
  • An engaged and knowledgeable instructor with years of classroom experience
  • A $5 coupon toward enrollment into the Basics of Logic course (same instructor)

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone with an open mind and sincere interest in science and faith
  • You should NOT take this course if you're looking for simplistic, meme-style answers, or you're looking to agitate and argue with people on the topic

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Lecture Notes
4 pages
Opening Exercise
The Fundamental Question
Section 2: Three Views of the Divine
Is Religious Neutrality Even Possible?
What Does It All Mean?
Further Reading
Section 3: The (True) History of Science and Religion
The Flat Earth Myth
The Galileo Affair
The Scopes Trial
Further Reading
Section 4: Conclusion
Answering the Fundamental Question
Review Quiz
10 questions
Congratulations! [BONUS]

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Instructor Biography

James Hoskins, Teacher of Philosophy, Science, and Logic.

Hi I'm James, a full-time teacher with over 6 years of experience in the classroom. I have a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a M.A. in Science and Religion from Biola University. I teach Philosophy, Science, and Logic classes at a college-prep high school. I'm also a writer and musician in my spare time.

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