Faith and Scholarship Discussion Series

June 20, 2013 | 8:00 AM |
Science Center 1119

 Chris Barney (Biology): Can faith and scholarship be integrated in the biological sciences? A Personal View - Can faith and science be integrated? If so, should I integrate my faith and my work as a research biologist? The primary way in which many people in the United States view the interaction between faith and science is one of conflict, primarily between evolution and creationism. Is this conflict helpful? Or would it be more useful to consider other ways faith and science may interact: independence, dialogue and integration. In this presentation I will review my development as a person of faith and a person of science and my tentative integration of faith and science. I will then discuss how my scholarship may or may not relate to my faith.