Does Science Really Lead to Atheism? (Part 4/4)

Q & A Session

This is part 4/4 of the debate between Adam Deen and Dr. Peter William Atkins on the topic: Does Science Really lead to Atheism? Here we will be watching the Q & A Session of the debate as can be understood from the title.

Are Science and Atheism Compatible? Does Science Really Lead To Atheism? This is the main topic of this debate – among many other issues of course that may help understand this crucial topic. The debate is presented by two main players in the field as follows:

Representing the Muslim perspective was Adam Deen:

Adam is a former Islam channel presenter and intellectual activist who has been working in the field of Muslim apologetics for almost a decade.

He has contributed to debates on issues ranging from ethics, to religious philosophy and theology.

He is a member of the Muslim Da`wah Initiative which is formed of members from the Muslim community with experience in public speaking, apologetics, polemics, research and community work. He is currently completing a degree in Philosophy at Birkbeck University.

While, representing the Atheist side was Dr. Peter William Atkins:

Dr. Atkins is an English chemist and a fellow and professor of chemistry at Lincoln College at the University of Oxford.

He is a prolific writer of popular chemistry textbooks, including Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Molecular Quantum Mechanics, three of the world’s most popular chemistry textbooks.

Atkins’ Physical Chemistry which he now co-writes with Julio de Paula of Haverford College, is in its 8th edition. In addition, Atkins’ Molecular Quantum Mechanics is in its 4th.

Atkins is also the author of a number of popular science works, including Atkins’ Molecules and Galileo’s Finger: The Ten Great Ideas of Science.

The debate was held at the School of Management, Surrey University, Guildford, UK, 6 pm, Friday 12th, November 2010.

You are invited to watch this exciting debate and see for yourself using your own mind.


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