Baylor Hosts Lecture on 'Science vs. Religion'

Feb. 24, 2010

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Dr. Elaine Howard Ecklund, sociologist at Rice University in Houston, will present her lecture "Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think" at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, in Bennett Auditorium on the Baylor University campus. The lecture is hosted by the Baylor's department of sociology.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Ecklund discussing her book, Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think. Her book reveals how scientists at top universities understand religion, spirituality and ethics.

Ecklund received her bachelor's degree in human development and her master's degree and doctorate in sociology, all from Cornell University in New York.

Ecklund's research interests include religion, science, immigration and culture. From her research interests, Ecklund has written several publications, including Secularization and Religious Change Among Elite Scientists: A Cross-Cohort Comparison; Religion and Spirituality Among Scientists; and Religion and Immigration: Current Research and Future Directions. Her articles have been featured in The Scientist, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Social Science Research Council and Science and Religion Today.

For more information, contact the department of sociology at (254) 710-1165.

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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