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Rosh Hashanah: Science vs Religion

Documentary in which Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks meets three leading non-believing scientists and attempts to convince them of his position that science and religion need not be at war.

Religion and science are frequently set up as polar opposites; incompatible ways of thinking. The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks begs to differ. For him, science and religion can, and should, work together. To mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, he puts his position to the test. He meets three non-believing scientists, each at the top of their field: neurologist Baroness Susan Greenfield, theoretical physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili, and the person best known for leading the scientific attack on religion, Professor Richard Dawkins. Will the Chief Rabbi succeed in convincing the militant defender of atheism that science and religion need not be at war?

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 13 Sep 2012 00:15

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Emily Davis
Director Emily Davis
Executive Producer Mike Smith
Participant Jim Al-Khalili
Participant Susan Greenfield
Participant Richard Dawkins

Broadcasts

  • Wed 12 Sep 2012 23:15
  • Thu 13 Sep 2012 00:15