I have been watching a series of videos made at the provocative conference Beyond Belief: Science, Religion, Reason and Survival. This was a fascinating debate among scientists on religion, science and reason. Many of the big names you would expect to be there were. Of course Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Michael Shermer were on hand. Paul Davies was there. Steven Weinberg and Lawrence Krauss were on hand. All of course were brilliant. But beyond these well known names were other equally wonderful thoughtful minds in evidence. This is a wonderful example the contentiousness, and deep commitment to the truth and intellectual honesty. I think this conference should be watched by anyone interested in the big questions, and anyone who is worried that scientists are a unified cabal.
Here is the web address for the clips of the conference. There is 15 hours of video. It is amazing.