Four Myths of Science and Religion
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Four Myths of Science and Religion

Learn the truth about the most iconic episodes of Science vs Faith
4.1 (47 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,737 students enrolled
Created by James Hoskins
Last updated 4/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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)
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Requirements
  • Be proficient in the English language
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!

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
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 16 Lectures Collapse All 16 Lectures 01:02:09
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Introduction
4 Lectures 06:12
Welcome!
04:02

Lecture Notes
4 pages

Opening Exercise
00:05

The Fundamental Question
02:05
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Three Views of the Divine
6 Lectures 22:19
Is Religious Neutrality Even Possible?
04:28

Monism
05:17

Dualism
06:31

Theism
04:54

What Does It All Mean?
00:53

Further Reading
00:16
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The (True) History of Science and Religion
4 Lectures 25:19
The Flat Earth Myth
10:57

The Galileo Affair
08:19

The Scopes Trial
05:34

Further Reading
00:29
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Conclusion
2 Lectures 04:56
Answering the Fundamental Question
04:03

Review Quiz
10 questions

Congratulations! [BONUS]
00:53
About the Instructor
James Hoskins
4.1 Average rating
50 Reviews
1,750 Students
2 Courses
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.