Los Alamos Faith And Science Forum Summer Series Continues With Nels Hoffman Wednesday June 9

Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum  News:

The Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum summer series continues Wednesday, June 9 with a lecture by Nels Hoffman: How Christianity Laid the Foundation for Modern Science … and many other things, such as human rights and individual freedom — Part I: The Psychology of Europe.

The first lecture of the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum 2021 summer series was June 2 and featured a talk by Bob Reinovsky on faith and science interactions. 

His lecture was titled “Why Can/Should Faith and Reason/Religion and Science Interact.” He spoke of the commonality of the approaches of faith and reason. 

Reinovsky described the foundational approaches to begin the processing of information: Revelation (faith) and Physical observation (reason). Then two (human) institutionalizations of those ways of processing information; two “Applications” of the out-come of processing information: Religion and Science.

Reinovsky also referenced the work of Rice University professor. Elaine Ecklund, and her book, “Why Faith and Science Need Each Other.” Ecklund has developed a fascinating list of eight such values or virtues and groups them into two categories – categories that apply to both science and religion.

These categories include:

  • Those related to the process of inquiry: Curiosity, Humility, Doubt, and Creativity; and
  • Those related to the concept of redemption, physical or spiritual: Healing, Shalom, Awe, and Gratitude. 

For information on the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum, click here: (www.lafsf.org).

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