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A Conversation on Faith and Science, with Mark Wyman and Minyoung Wyman

Nov 10 2012 4:30—6pm
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Mark Wyman

University of Chicago

Minyoung Wyman

University of Chicago

 

This event is intended for college students.
Dinner will be served.
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Contemporary culture is built in part on a mythology of the natural sciences. This mythology characterizes Christianity, particularly Catholicism, as a reactionary force clinging to a pre-modern worldview that brave men and women have replaced with a modern, scientific one. Two postdoctoral researchers at the University of Chicago's theoretical cosmologist and an evolutionary biologist will explain why this myth is false. Each will give a brief account of their own experience as scientists and reflect on the compatibility of faith and modern science. Ample time for questions and discussion will follow.

Mark Wyman is a post-doctoral scholar in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. He received his PhD from Cornell University.


Minyoung Wyman is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto and is a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago. She received her PhD from the University of Toronto.