A very interesting course and it has given a great knowleddge to me about the concept of science and religion . just amazed and the professors taught this in a very impressive way . very nyccc .
Fine course, nice references for further reading, clear and nice instructors. Only two where a little odd: Statis Psillos, talking too fast, and Conor Cunningham, a bit too theatrical.
创建者 akhil t•
I expected that his course would deal with current role of religion and philosophy in this scientific world. Well, the course was strayed from my expectation but still was very erudite one
创建者 Sidney C•
I do think it was very interesting and informative. I gave it four out of five stars, only because it could evolve given some time and improve somewhat. I have suggested it to others.
创建者 Park Y•
I think this lecture was really good. I can get basic knowledge related to science and religion, and furthermore, I could learn about the perspective related to soical science
创建者 Mariano C•
Great initial course to get a more profound insight on the subjects taken into account. Excellent explanation from all the teachers involved in each week's topic!
创建者 Valéry B•
Really great. The last part about religion is a bit confusing - not so sure why this priest it talking about evolution. But otherwise really great. Thanks!
创建者 Daniel J M•
I found some of the lecturers' hard to understand do to language accents. However, being able to follow along with the printed form solved any problems.
创建者 Nathan B•
Very interesting course. I certainly learnt a lot about science and philosophy, especially relating it to religion, and the history behind each domain.
创建者 Claudio C•
It is necessary to improve the subtitles. It seems to me that they are not correct in some situations.
创建者 Victor B•
This course provides an interesting overview of the field. Serves very well as an introduction to the field.
创建者 Susan H•
Have really enjoyed this course, very informative and fascinating. Opened my mind to many different ideas.
创建者 Roselle E O•
Could have been fun to learn with more visual aids like video or animations.
创建者 Sergio S•
Sometimes the lecture material were vague, but I really liked this course
创建者 Swen L•
Interesting introduction with a good list of further reading material.
创建者 Hongfei C•
It's a good foundation for further study in this area but just to
创建者 Lavinia W•
Good critical overview of science, philosophy and religion
创建者 Stephen F•
Good course, but only covered a small subset of topics.
创建者 Harvey B•
Interesting and varied, if slightly basic at times.
创建者 Christopher W•
A thought-provoking and informative course.
创建者 Keith P•
Very enjoyable course! Highly recommended!
创建者 Aaron F A C•
Very good. It was awesome, I learnt a lot.
创建者 A L G•
It was an enlightening course, Thank you
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创建者 Nikhil R•
Week 1 of the course seemed very interesting. A lot of interesting questions were raised - enough to lead me to view the course in a rather positive light. As I progressed through the course however, I noticed that some rather contentious claims were made to seem to have more credibility than they in fact do. Take for example something that was said in week 4, lesson 3. It was insinuated that Lamarckism plays a significant role in evolutionary biology, something that is widely questioned by eminent specialists in evolutionary biology (for ex. Jerry Coyne).
Furthermore, it sometimes seemed that rather than presenting the facts for the learners to judge, the lecturers were presenting their own views (this was especially the case in week 4).
This course is being funded by Templeton Foundation, an organization that promotes religious apologetics. It seems that rather than presenting facts as they are, the course is disseminating material deeply influenced by a religious agenda.
创建者 Åke G•
Interesting course in virtue of prompting new viewpoints. However, it kinda ends there. Thought much of the content was exaggerated to provoke discussion, losing it's value of giving an accurate evaluation of the topics involved.
For example, it is suggested in week 4 that, if humanity could evolve better through Adolf Hitler, and the ultra-darwinian is right, he would be morally right. Since Hitler cannot be morally right in any stretch of the moral imagination, ultra-darwinianism is wrong.
However, if Hitler wouldn't have initiated concentration camps and war, thus helping humanity prosper by creating room for more evolutionary diversity (which is key to progress), he wouldn't have been Adolf Hitler as we know him.
Nevertheless, thought-provoking as hell. Going to apply for Edinburgh this semester, hope I get in! :)
创建者 Bob R•
I'm thrilled that there is a course that surveys these topics and the content, for the most part, is good. The accompanying ebook is actually better than the course and is worth reading for anyone new to these disciplines. For future iterations, I would consider gathering feedback about the assessments. The questions are often confusing and a bit tedious. It's very possible to completely grasp the content but to struggle with the quizzes due to poor wording or the fact that often what's being assessed is not grasp of the subjects covered but instead whether or not the learner could recall the ways in which the instructor talked about the subjects, which is different.