Islam, Modern Science, Evolution: Conflict or Harmony?


WHEN March 28, 2016
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Science, or more generally knowledge, has always occupied a central and high place in the Islamic culture. In recent times, however, the modern scientific knowledge of nature has challenged long-held traditional Islamic worldviews. This lecture reviews the principles, methodologies, and theories of modern science that often make (traditional) Muslims uncomfortable, focusing to some extent on the Big Bang and Darwinian evolution. The various positions of Muslim thinkers vis-à-vis modern science as a whole, and these theories in particular, are presented along with an approach and proposal for reconciliation.

Image: © Ade McO-Campbell

Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

Join our events mailing lists

Always be the first to know about what's going on in our community. Sign up for one of our newsletters and receive information on a wide variety of events such as exhibition, lectures, films, art performances, discussions and conferences.

Join The Arts Center events mailing list Join The Institute events mailing list Join The Art Gallery events mailing list Join The StartAD events mailing list