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The lab bench is his pulpit

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May 16, 2002
The lab bench is his pulpit…The success of science, not religion, is his message. Victor Stenger, a physicist, philosopher, popular writer and skeptic will deliver his message in the form of a free public lecture at a meeting of the B.C. Skeptics Society in June.

A professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at the University of Hawaii, Stenger is currently a visiting fellow in philosophy at the University of Colorado. As a physicist, Stenger’s studies of matter contributed to the current standard model of elementary particles and forces, and fundamental laws in nature. As an author and lecturer, Stenger is internationally known for his research questioning the validity of religious beliefs, alternative therapies and mysticism. "The universe," notes Stenger, "is not populated by mysterious, incomprehensible forces that control our lives and destinies for some unseen purpose. Rather, aided by science, we control our own lives and define our own purpose."

Stenger’s upcoming lecture, Has Science Found God? The Latest Results in the Search for Purpose in the Universe, is based on his book of the same name, to be published by Prometheus Books in October 2002. His lecture takes place Tuesday, June 4, 7:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Complex 7618, at SFU’s Burnaby campus.

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CONTACT
Barry Beyerstein, 604.291.3743; bbeyerstein@arts.sfu.ca
Victor Stenger, vstenger@mindspring.com
Carol Thorbes, Media & PR, 604.291.3035