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Nobel Prize nominee speaks in Savannah

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A five-time Nobel Prize nominee is in Savannah hoping to show people that science and religion can live side by side.

The Independent Presbyterian Church was packed Wednesday night to hear Dr. Henry Schaeffer speak.

Shaeffer is a chemistry professor at the University of Georgia. He's used to traveling around the U.S. talking about the major modern scientists, their belief in god, and their ties to religion.

Terry Johnson, the Senior Minister at Independent Presbyterian, says it's important for people to understand that science and religion are not mutually exclusive.

"Many people, way too many people, assume that there is some kind of inherent conflict between science and Christianity. They may even think that science disproves Christianity, and I think it's important to get a bona fide world-class, top-tier scientist here who is a believing Christian to demonstrate that that's a fallacy. That isn't the case at all." said Johnson

Dr. Schaeffer has been nominated for the Nobel Prize five times. 

He says he comes to Savannah to worship several times a year, and is close friends with Minister Johnson.

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