Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Since the Renaissance, an air of separation has remained between science and religion. In the past a majority of the conflicts may have arisen from religious explanations for natural phenomena that science has since been able to explain. Yet many modern theologians and scientists today agree that they indeed study two unrelated fields. The perception of clashing understandings remains to this day, perhaps due to a point best summarized by physicist of quantum mechanics Richard Feynman’s quote “Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.” Religion is thought to require a degree of trust in the unprovable while in science everything must be doubted and striven to be proven.
Join us for our panel discussion with five researching graduate students in fields ranging from humanities to engineering. The panelists will be answering questions from their personal research experiences. They will discuss how they can advance their academics in the seeming duality of seeking scientific and empirical facts, and the exploration of their lives of faith. A reception will immediately follow.