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2013 HPA274 Science and Religion

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA374

OFFERINGS
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION

Does the existence of intelligent life give us reason to believe that there is a God? Or can mind independent physical processes explain the existence of intelligent life? This unit examines foundational philosophical issues in the encounter between science and religion through study of the 'intelligent design' debate. Themes explored include the nature of scientific and teleological explanation and the use of these explanations to explain life.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT:

HPA274 - 2500 words assessment involving a shorter written task earlier, and a longer essay later, in semester (60%), 2-hour examination (40%)
HPA374 - 3000 words assessment involving a shorter written task earlier, and a longer essay later, in semester (60%), 2-hour examination (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnight (13 wks)

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - L
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Web dependent - I,N,W,H
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
About Flexible Study Options

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% level 100 in any faculty
M.Excl HPA283/383

STAFF: Dr G Wood

FEES
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