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The Crescent in the Scientific Age: Muslim Perceptions of Science and Religion
March 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Salman Hameed is the Charles Taylor Chair and an Associate Professor of Integrated Science and Humanities in the School of Cognitive Science at Hampshire College, Massachusetts. He also directs the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies. His research focuses on understanding the reception of science in the Muslim world and how Muslims view the relationship between science and religion.
Hameed led a four-year National Science Foundation-funded research project on the reception of biological evolution in diverse Muslim societies. He is currely leading a study to understand and analyze the discourse and participants in online Islam and science videos. National Public Radio, Public Radio International, the BBC, and the Guardian have covered his research results. Hameed runs Irtiqa, a science and religion blog with an emphasis on scientific debates taking place in the Muslim world, and hosts an online astronomy video series in Urdu and a science podcast for audiences in Pakistan.
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