Researcher Looks Into ‘Why Science and Faith Need Each Other’

A sociologist looks into the assumption that faith and science are in conflict and shares what she has discovered in her book, Why Science and Faith Need Each Other: Eight Shared Values That Move Us beyond Fear.



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Science and faith are often seen as being in opposition to each other. However, award-winning sociologist, Elaine Howard Ecklund, questions these assumptions with 15 years of research and study.

Ecklund joins Ernie for a special one-on-one conversation balance between the logic of science and the faith in religion.


Elaine Howard Ecklund

  • Author of "Why Science and Faith Need Each Other: Eight Shared Values That Move Us beyond Fear"
  • Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences
  • Professor of Sociology
  • Director of the Religion and Public Life Program at Rice University.

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