Darwinian Evolution is a hot potato topic. It generates a lot of public interest from theists and atheists about its implications for religious belief. To that end, iERA were invited to engage in a friendly dialogue with Dr Jeremy Pritchard, Professor of Life Sciences Education at the University of Birmingham. Professor Pritchard describes himself “as […]
In an age of science and reason, novel questions are being raised about God, science and Darwinian evolution. This debate between Subboor Ahmad (iERA) and Aron Ra was hosted by the Hmanista of Houston (Texas, USA). From the discussion, you will learn: 1) The relationship between science and certainty 2) Why Darwinian Evolution is based […]
On Friday 16th Oct 2015, the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) held a cross-panel debate on the criminalisation of Islam and tackling extremism in London entitled, ‘The Big Question: Is Islam The Cause Or Solution To Extremism?’ The panel was chaired by Peter Oborne, the former Chief Political Commentator for The Telegraph and included: […]
On Friday 12th June 2015, iERA held its second ‘Don’t Hate, Debate!’ event on the compatibility of Islam and British values.’ After the successful launch of the ‘Don’t Hate, Debate!’ campaign, and the huge support for its inaugural ‘How Free is Speech?’ event in February, there was a big demand from the general public to […]
This presentation took place on Tuesday 4th March at the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. Here, Hamza Andreas Tzortzis in this academic debate with Professor Peter Simons argues that current biological and philosophical explanations fail to explain consciousness comprehensively. Mr Tzortzis asserts that no matter if we found out everything about the brain and it’s […]
The Big Debates: Islam or Atheism – Which Makes More Sense? Lawrence Krauss & Hamza Tzortzis This debate sees Professor Lawrence M. Krauss, renowned cosmologist and Hamza Andreas Tzortzis, author, lecturer and intellectual activist explore this very interesting and thought provoking topic. Highlights: 00:00:24 : Introduction – Timothy Yusuf Chambers 00:06:30 : Opening Remarks – Hamza Tzortzis […]
The “Is Atheism or Islam More Rational?” debate was held in the USA at the University of Minnesota in November 2011. The debate was between Dan Barker, who is the author of “Godless” and the ex-director of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and one of the USA’s leading atheists, and Hamza Andreas Tzortzis.