Faith Wars the debate! - Sci-Fi-London 09


Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Faith Wars the debate! - Sci-Fi-London 09The SCI-FI-LONDON Festival is not just a chance to hang out with like minded individuals or to see awesome Sci Fi films before everyone else rates them for their greatness or their Cult.

It's also the opportunity to exchange ideas and hear what your peers are thinking about with regards to Sci Fi in the bigger scheme of things. This year's SCI-FI-LONDON 09 theme is "LIFE IN 2050" and #sfl9 have put together a lot of extraordinary events, Lab sessions and films that investigate the future of science, society and culture over the next 40 years.

Such as SCI-FI-LONDON's partnering with TRANSMISSION (one of the UK’s leading design practices) to curate the LIFE IN 2050 exhibition showing at the Proud Central Gallery where over 20 commissioned artists have responded to the brief: 'life in 2050 – where do you see it?'

However some discussions are bigger and more timeless than the year 2050! The ideological square-off between religion and science is here to stay... or is it? Perhaps the dichotomy is a falsehood, and everyone will learn to live and let live. Or perhaps faith will become the fracture point of an energy-hungry civilization, a warring sphere of philosophies.




What will we believe in 2050? Is believing that others should act according to our beliefs the fault that unites the two sides of the argument?

Come along to this unique opportunity to hear some well thought out discussion on an issue that has always challenged man. SCI-FI-LONDON have pulled out all the stops on this one and have brought the A-Team in to represent their respective ideological perspectives.

Chair: Paul Graham Raven

Panellists:

Andrew Copson became Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association after five years’ coordinating their education and public affairs work. He has written on humanist and secularist issues for numerous publications.

Steve Fuller is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. He actively debates evolution and creationism on both sides of the Atlantic. His latest book is Science: The Art of Living.

China Miéville is a two-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award and the British Fantasy Award. The City & The City, an existential thriller, was published in 2009 to dazzling critical acclaim and drew comparison with the works of Kafka, Orwell and Phillip K. Dick.

Ruth Gledhill has been religious affairs correspondent for The Times, London for 21 years where she also writes the blog, Articles of Faith. She joined the paper in 1987 as a news reporter.


Faith Wars the debate! - Sci Fi London 09

Where
Apollo Apollo Piccadilly Circus
19 Regent Street, London, SW1Y 4LR


When
5:15pm, Sun 2 May, 2010

More info at SCI-FI-LONDON or get tickets at 0871 220 6000 or directly through the Apollo Cinemas Website

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