Author of Science vs Religion available for media interviews

first_imgAddThis ShareCONTACT: David Ruth PHONE: 713-348-6327EMAIL: [email protected] of ‘Science vs. Religion’ available for media interviewsRice University’s Elaine Howard Ecklund to speak at the Faith Angle ConferenceElaine Howard Ecklund, Rice University sociologist and author of the recently released book “Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think,” is available for media interviews prior to and during her visit to South Beach, FL, Nov. 15 and 16, where she will be the featured speaker at the Faith Angle Conference.Ecklund’s research indicates that most of what people believe about the faith lives of respected scientists is wrong. She surveyed nearly 1,700 scientists and interviewed 275 of them. She centered the book on portraits of 10 representative individuals who work in the natural and social sciences at top American research universities. She found that few scientists are purely secular. And many — nearly half — are religious. Other scientists are what she calls “spiritual entrepreneurs” who are looking for new ways to hold science and faith together.Who: Elaine Howard Ecklund, Rice University sociologist and author of “Science vs. Religion.”What: In-studio and pre-event media interviews. When: In-studio interviews Wednesday, Oct. 27, through Friday, Oct. 29; pre-event interviews upon request. Ecklund is available to discuss “Science vs. Religion” outside of the conference dates, upon request. Where: Ecklund is the featured speaker at this fall’s Faith Angle Conference, South Beach, FL.For more information or to schedule an interview with Ecklund, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at 713-348-6327 or [email protected]last_img read more