A Conversation on Faith and Science, with Mark Wyman and Minyoung Wyman
Chicago, IL 60637
Mark WymanUniversity of Chicago
Minyoung WymanUniversity of Chicago
This event is intended for college students.
Dinner will be served.
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 postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. He received his PhD from Cornell University.
Minyoung Wyman is a postdoctoral 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.