The future of science and religion


  • Write a paper of 4-5 pages or 1000-1250 words. 
  • New component to this paper: Take a current event on science and religion–that you’ve found via website, social media, video, newspaper–as your topic. See the list below for some topics you might use.
  • I can imagine this as one structure, but you don’t have to use it for your paper:
  1. Introduction of the topic and your key assertion (thesis)
  2. The body of your paper describing two to three key sub-points
  3. A concluding paragraph that summarizes what you wrote and may include your own assessment of the topic
  • Grading
    • 40% on how accurately you discuss the topic
    • 40% on how you integrate the material you are analyzing as well as course material
    • 20% on clarity of expression, logical development of your ideas, and coherence of the paper
  • You should integrate some key terms, people, and ideas from the course, such as, but not limited to the following:Copernicus, Galileo, Darwin, Einstein, Collins, Dawkins, Gould, Barbour’s four models, explanation, verification, falsification, theory, Inference to the best explanation, natural theology, evolution, the book of Genesis, Intelligent Design, Cognitive Science of Religion, transhumanism, artificial intelligence, or other terms that have been in your review for the quizzes
  • You must bring in support from key course readings such as Alister McGrath’s book, assigned readings, and lectures, and quote them specifically at least four times in the paper.
    • Please use MLA, APA, or Chicago/Turabian for your references.