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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction to the Course

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 6 min), 3 readings
3 readings
About this course10m
Course assessments and exercises10m
Course Textbook10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Science, Religion and the Origins of the Universe

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
6 videos
The Origins of the Cosmos: Philosophical Accounts7m
The Origins of the Cosmos: Scientific Accounts6m
The Structure of the Universe8m
The End of the Universe4m
Structure and Design7m
1 reading
What provides a better explanation for the origin of the universe: science or religion?10m
5 practice exercises
Quiz on lecture 15m
Quiz on lecture 25m
Quiz on lecture 310m
Quiz on lecture 410m
Quiz on lecture 55m
Week
3

Week 3

8 hours to complete

BUDDHISM AND SCIENCE

8 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 148 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Some Basic Buddhist Ideas: The Four Noble Truths11m
Buddhist Atheism and Scientific Naturalism16m
Buddhist Anātman and the Scientific View of a Person20m
Some Aspects of Western Logic12m
The Buddhist Catuṣkoṭi16m
Emptiness (Śūnyatā)13m
Quantum Mechanics and Entanglement15m
Graham Priest Interview34m
5 readings
Contradiction10m
Catuskoti10m
Nāgārjuna10m
Quantum Entanglement10m
To learn more about this topic!10m
Week
4

Week 4

7 hours to complete

EVOLUTION AND DESIGN

7 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 8 quizzes
8 videos
Argument for Intelligent Design4m
Arguments Against Intelligent Design4m
Scientific Theories5m
Religious Doctrines6m
Compatibility Between Religious Doctrine and Scientific Theory4m
Bigger Issues: Compatibility Between Teleology and Scientific Theory3m
Criticisms of the Fine Tuning Argument6m
1 reading
Darwin and Design1h
7 practice exercises
Quiz on lecture 130m
Quiz on lecture 230m
Quiz on lecture 330m
Quiz on lecture 430m
Quiz on lecture 530m
Quiz on lecture 730m
Quiz on lecture 830m

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