Richard Dawkins’ recent book The God Delusion was a best-seller on the New York Times list for several months running. The interaction between the mind and religious belief is particularly current at Harvard in the wake of the recent controversy over the undergraduate “reason and faith” requirement. This event seeks to address how traditional understandings of religion interact with scientific advances in understanding the development of the mind and religious thought. What, if anything, can science say about the nature of religion itself, or, conversely, can religion say about the experience of the physical world? The event is moderated by Dr. Gerald Gabrielse, George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics at Harvard University.