Public discourse has featured plenty of debate about apparent conflicts between science and religion. Duke professor John Staddon tackled the topic during a presentation today for the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.

Staddon says some portions of religious belief cannot be tested through scientific methods, while others are subject to scientific tests. But Staddon is concerned about a “scientific imperialism” among some high-profile atheists who believe that science provides answers to all important questions, even those requiring value judgments. He discusses that problem in the video clip below.

Click play below to watch the full 52:54 event.

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