March 25, 2020 DtW Goes to the Movies Part 1 (Contact)

Episode 31

In Part 1 of our new miniseries on science and religion in film, Ian takes us on a tour of perhaps the most famous and influential modern scifi movie that openly grappled with science and religion. If you found quantitative evidence of God, would it change anything? If you never found evidence of God, would THAT change anything? Does good science contain an element of storytelling? What if God were just an alien that looked like your dad? 

Miniseries schedule:

4/1 - 2001: A Space Odyssey 
4/8 - Pan's Labyrinth 
4/15 - Interstellar 
4/22 - Rachael's Pick!

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis 

Show Notes

Faith and Film: Theological Themes at the Cinema by Bryan Stone 

https://www.amazon.com/Faith-Film-Theological-Themes-Cinema/dp/0827210272/

Religion and Science (Gifford Lectures Series) by Ian Barbour

https://www.amazon.com/Religion-Science-Gifford-Lectures-Barbour/dp/0060609389