Conversations with Creationists
  • The B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Plymouth PL1 2NJ

Save event

Have you ever had a conversation with a ‘creationist’ that has left you confused and frustrated? 

You may be left wondering where these ideas have come from or how can someone living in the 21st century can hold such views. As both a Christian and a research biologist, Nick His deeply concerned by the existence of ‘creationist’ ideas that reject science, but thinks a lot more can be done to better communicate with people who hold such views. 

In this SciBar event Nick wants to explore some of these issues. He'll look at the stories of former creationists who have changed their minds about evolution, and discuss what we can learn from these ‘converts to evolution’. What works and what doesn’t work? How can we engage in a way that will be productive?

Nick Higgs is a marine biologist with a background in the biodiversity of deep-sea environments, currently working in Plymouth University's Marine Institute. He grew up in the Bahamas and moved to the UK as a teenager to attend school, later staying on for university. He is an active member of Christians in Science, an international network of those interested in the relationship between science and Christianity. More information about Nick on his website

Plymouth scibar note

Attendance is free for this event but we suggest a contribution of £2 per person. The British Science Association is a voluntary organisation which relies on contributions from its audience to continue running events. All money received goes back into running similar projects in the city and wider South West region!

PJuly 2016N
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Today's events

About Plymouth scibar

Plymouth scibar is the Plymouth Branch of the British Science Association, whose aim is to encourage scientists and technologists to develop a dialogue with the public in a comfortable and accessible environment.

Scibars are NOT lectures or seminars - they ARE informal discussions for the non-scientist, the person who just wants to know more what is happening around them.

In many cases we will be discussing topics of current interest such as climate change, fish conservation, ageing, science and religion, the media’s relationship to science, alternative (non carbon) energies, nanotechnology, etc.


Event photography and video
Please be aware that some of Plymouth University's public events may be attended by University photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to staff working at the event on arrival or to the photographer.