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Ecklund available for media interviews

Author of ‘Science vs. Religion’ available for media interviews
Rice University’s Elaine Howard Ecklund to speak at Princeton Nov. 18

HOUSTON – (Oct. 21, 2010) – Elaine 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 Princeton University Nov. 18 and 19, where she will be the featured speaker at the Center for the Study of Religion Seminar.

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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 Thursday and Friday, Nov. 18 and 19; pre-event interviews upon request.

Where: Ecklund is the featured speaker at Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

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 druth@rice.edu.


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To learn more about Ecklund, visit http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~ehe/.

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