The first Beyond Belief Conference was held in 2006, and of all the hours of discussion and presentation, this brief exchange between a theist and Ann Duryan, who is, of course, the widow of Carl Sagan, was to me the most poignant moment. Ms. Duryan is a world-class scientist in her own right, and she delivers a classic reproof to a theist who expresses his discomfort with being in the unknown.
The clip starts with a Neurobiologist finishing an answer to a question posed by an audience member, then the theist takes the floor, relates his “religious experience.” and than proceeds to critique the conference and comment on the scientific method. When he finishes, the fun starts. Enjoy!