Reality Reconciles Science and Religion: Michael Dowd at TEDxGrandRapids


Published on Jun 16, 2014

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Rev. Michael Dowd is a Big History evangelist, evolutionary theologian, and bestselling author whose work has been featured in The New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Wired, Skeptic, Discover, and on CNN, ABC News, and Fox News. His bridge-building 2009 book, Thank God for Evolution, was endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across the spectrum.  Michael and his science-writer wife, Connie Barlow, have spoken to some 2,000 groups across North America since 2002.  Their passion is showing how a meaningful, evidence-based view of reality can inspire people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to work together in service of a just and thriving future for all.  Michael’s two TEDx talks, a New Hampshire Public Television documentary on his “Religion 3.0″ gospel, and a program he delivered at Caltech and the United Nations are all freely accessible here. (Rev. Dowd’s personal website.)

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