“Faith, Reason, and the Human Need for Certainty”

• Are science and faith in opposition to each other? 

• Is scientific progress making God irrelevant? 

• Is science the only path to certainty in what’s real? 

• Is faith a form of non-thinking? That is, somehow believing in things that are false?

• Is Christianity a means to escape the material world – or a way to engage with it?

Veritas 2013

Please join us for: “Faith, Reason, and the Human Need for Certainty” 8pm Wednesday January 16, 2013 – Chumash Auditorium

Lecture followed by Q & A with our featured guest Dr. Troy Van Voorhis (Associate Professor of Chemistry, MIT). Open to students, faculty, staff, and member of the community. 

Troy Van Voorhis is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at MIT and an expert in electron transfer dynamics, solar energy, and molecular electronics. Dr. Van Voorhis received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics from Rice University and his PhD in chemistry from UC Berkeley. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard, he joined the faculty of MIT. His research focuses on the intersection of quantum mechanics and chemistry. He is the author of numerous scholarly publications, a fellow of the David & Lucille Packard foundation, and has spoken at Veritas Forums at MIT, Bowdoin College, U of Rhode Island, and UC Berkeley.

Sponsored by the Veritas Forum www.veritas.org/calpoly

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