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The Veritas Forum: Can Science, Faith, and Atheism be reconciled to transform ourselves and the world? Moderated by Dr. Derrick Hudson

2017-03-10 7:00pm

Join the Mines campus community for a fascinating panel discussion on the topic, "Can Science and Worldview be Reconciled to Transform Ourselves and the World?". The panel consists of Dr. Christian Shorey (Assistant Department Head, Geology), Dr. Robert Amaro (Associate Professor, Mechanical), and Dr. Gregory Jackson (Department Head, Mechanical). The panel moderator is Dr. Derrick Hudson (Teaching Associate Professor, LAIS).

The Veritas Forum will start at 7:00 in Metals Hall with an hour of panel discussion and 30 minutes of moderated audience Q/A. Admission is free and open to all students and the public. An ice cream social will be served directly following the Forum.

'The Veritas Forum helps students and faculty ask life's hardest questions. Many of the world's leading universities were founded to answer the big "why" questions. Our mission is to help them confront these questions anew. The first Veritas Forum was planned by students, faculty and chaplains at Harvard University in 1992. Since then, over 200 universities in North America and Europe have hosted over 2,000 Forums.

The Veritas Forum is committed to courageous conversations. We place the historic Christian faith in dialogue with other beliefs and invite participants from all backgrounds to pursue Truth together

This year's theme is the intersection of worldview and science, and how they co-exist in a multitude of backgrounds, ideologies, and religious beliefs. The goal for the evening is to present this topic by use of discussion questions (listed below) to the panel, and for the audience to get a "fly on the wall" perspective on the approach of these worldviews to scientific pursuits. There is a free ice cream social following the event. Photography provided by the Mines Photography Club, Videography provided by Filmmakers at Mines.