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Ask the big questions


New conversations are coming this fall!
Stay Tuned! 

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Ask the big questions


New conversations are coming this fall!
Stay Tuned! 

 

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 Science And Faith Examined meetings 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. 

 

Our first series took place during the 2016-2017 school year at Caltech. See our PAST EVENTS below.

Our second series will begin in the fall of 2017. Join us as we tackle more of the big questions, eat good food, and enjoy great conversations.

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 has served as an Presbyterian pastor for 16 years and is the lead pastor of Missio Community Church 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.

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 through the support of an award from the Science and Theology for Emerging Adult Ministries (STEAM) project at Fuller Theological Seminary.

You can contribute to this ongoing project here: 

 
 

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