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The Biggest Myths about Science and Faith

Historian of science Michael Keas explodes some of the most popular and pernicious myths about science and religion.

Scientists love to tell stories about the quest to understand the universe — stories that often have profound implications for belief or disbelief in God. But more often than not, the stories are nothing but myths. Join us as Michael Keas, a historian of science and Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, explodes some of the most popular and pernicious myths about science and religion.

Based on arguments from his new book, Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion, Keas lays out the facts to show how far the conventional wisdom departs from reality. He also shows how these myths have proliferated over the past four centuries and exert so much influence today. Some examples of Keas’ revelations include:

  • Why the vastness of the universe does not deal a blow to religious belief in human significance
  • Why the “Dark Ages” never happened
  • Why “Flat Earthers” had basically disappeared by the third century B.C.
  • What everyone gets wrong about Galileo, and why it matters today
  • The futuristic myth that scientists and others are positioning to challenge religion

In debunking these myths, Keas shows that the real history is far more interesting than the common account of religion at war with science.


7:00 pm, May 13, 2019


Denton Bible Church
2300 E. University Dr.
Denton, TX 76209

This free event will be held in the main Sanctuary and is part of the Monday Night Focus series. There will be an opportunity to purchase Keas’ new book, Unbelievable. For questions, contact Pam Bailey at or (469) 420-5444.

Michael Newton Keas

Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
After earning a Ph.D. in the history of science from the University of Oklahoma, Mike Keas won research grants from such organizations as the National Science Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. He experienced some of the last historic moments behind the Berlin Wall as a Fulbright scholar in East Germany. Keas serves as lecturer in the history and philosophy of science at Biola University and on the board of directors of Ratio Christi, an alliance of apologetics clubs on college campuses. He has written numerous articles, including “Systematizing the Theoretical Virtues” in the top-tier philosophy journal Synthese. This essay analyzes twelve traits of reputable theories, and has generated dialogue across many fields. With a quarter-century of experience teaching science and its history to college students, Keas is qualified to lay out the facts to show how far the conventional wisdom about science and religion departs from reality. He has done so in the ISI book Unbelievable: 7 Myths about the History and Future of Science and Religion.