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October 17, 2017 at 7:25 am

Moore Talks about Science and Religion with D.C. Media

Dinty W. Moore, portrait

Dinty W. Moore

Dinty W. Moore, Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Ohio University, was a featured speaker this past weekend at an event titled “Science & Religion—Exploring the Harmonies: A Media Perspective with Writers and Editors from The AtlanticThe Washington PostThe Weekly Standard.” 

Science and Religion Exploring the Harmonies, with illustration of woman scholar in stained glass The event, held at the headquarters of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, D.C., explored the complex, interesting, and productive ways that science and religion co-exist in the world beyond the caricature of conflict and contradiction.

Moore read excerpts from his essay “Beyond the Primordial Ooze: ‘Real’ Americans and the Supposed Divide Between Science and Religion,” which was published simultaneously in the latest issues of Creative Nonfiction magazine and Issues in Science and Technology magazine, published by the United States National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Moore was joined by Ross Andersen, science editor of The Atlantic Adam Keiper, books and arts editor of The Weekly Standard, Sigal Samuel, religion editor of The Atlantic, and William Wan, national correspondent for The Washington Post, in a discussion following Moore’s reading.

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