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Ask the big questions


At our next event, on April 12, our
conversation leader will be a Caltech
President Emeritus and a Nobel laureate:
Dr. David Baltimore.

Get Tickets »

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Ask the big questions


At our next event, on April 12, our
conversation leader will be a Caltech
President Emeritus and a Nobel laureate:
Dr. David Baltimore.

Get Tickets »

 

Our Mission

To create a collegial environment for the examination of faith and science questions at Caltech and beyond.

 
 
We believe that the examination of questions of faith and science is absolutely vital to an open-minded and thorough search for truth. Are there limits to human knowledge? Where does information come from? Is it possible to give an objective account of ethics? How do you know what you do not know? These are some of the important questions that live at the intersection of science, faith, philosophy, and ethics. By tackling questions like these together, we can contribute to a community of healthy discussion and meaningful learning.
 
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Eat, Listen, Discuss


Our monthly meetings follow a simple format: Eat a delicious meal, listen to a talk by a prominent scientist or philosopher, and discuss in groups of eight to ten.

Eat, Listen, Discuss


Our monthly meetings follow a simple format: Eat a delicious meal, listen to a talk by a prominent scientist or philosopher, and discuss in groups of eight to ten.

 

The goal of our events is to start conversations that explore the important questions at the intersection of science, philosophy, ethics, and religion. 

We do this by creating a venue for conversation that includes a meal, a talk from an expert speaker (typically a scientist), and a time of discussion in groups of 8-10. 

 
 

Upcoming Events

Is Human Gene Editing Ethical?

Dr. David Baltimore

Dr. David Baltimore

About Our Speaker:

Dr. David Baltimore is a Caltech President Emeritus and the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology at Caltech. He has had a profound influence and made key contributions to several fields in biological science, including DNA recombination, and he has been awarded both a Nobel prize and a U.S. National Medal of Science.

Details:

April 12th @ 6pm. Will include a talk by Dr. Baltimore, Q&A, conversation, and FREE dinner! (Dinner is free for Caltech students, faculty, and staff.)

 

Past Events

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Who We Are


Our project organizers are a coalition of Caltech student groups, JPL scientists, and leaders of local worshipping communities with a passion for open and honest exploration of science and faith questions.

Who We Are


Our project organizers are a coalition of Caltech student groups, JPL scientists, and leaders of local worshipping communities with a passion for open and honest exploration of science and faith questions.

Some of our Leaders:

Len Tang

Project Leader

Len is the lead pastor of Missio Community Church (missiocc.org) in Pasadena, which is focusing on the Caltech community. Len’s parents were scientists at Caltech and JPL, and he has a degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and an MDiv from Fuller Seminary.

Bijan Nemati

Lead Scientist

Bijan is an astrophysicist with a PhD in Physics who has worked as a Senior Engineer at JPL for 15 years. He has been studying and speaking on the relationship between faith and science for many years, and is a frequent guest speaker to the Christian student groups at Caltech. 

Jonas lippuner

Caltech Grad Student

Jonas is a Caltech PhD student in theoretical astrophysics and is the president of the Graduate Christian Fellowship at Caltech. He is one of several students who have given from their limited time to support this project and help shape our vision. 

 

support

The Science And Faith Examined project is made possible by the support of an award from the Science and Theology for Emerging Adult Ministries (STEAM) project at Fuller Theological Seminary and by a grant from the Moore-Hufstedler Fund.

You can contribute to this ongoing project here: 

 
 

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