Public Lecture by Prof. Jerry Coyne in Faculty Hall @4 pm.

Location: Faculty Hall

Dear All,

Indian Academy of Sciences invites you to a Public Lecture


Prof. Jerry Coyne,
Department of Ecology & Evolution,
University of Chicago

On Ways of knowing: Science vs. Everything Else

Prof. Amitabh Joshi will chair

Live webcast can be viewed at

DATE: 27 December 2017, Wednesday


VENUE: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

High Tea will be served after the event.

ABSTRACT: It is often claimed that there are ways of knowing what is true about the Universe beyond science, including philosophy mathematics, the humanities and social Sciences, personal revelation, and religion. Here, after defining “science” and “knowledge,” it is shown that science “construed broadly” is in fact the only valid way of knowing anything about the cosmos, ourselves, and our planet. Also addressed, and dispelled, is the notion that there are “big questions” about the Universe that science cannot answer but religion can.

With warm regards,

Maheshchandra N
Executive Secretary
Indian Academy of Sciences
C V Raman Avenue, PB No. 8005
Sadashivnagar, Bangalore 560 080

Prof. Raghavendra Gadagkar
Year of Science Chair Professor, Centre for Ecological Sciences and Centre for Contemporary Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore , 560012, India.