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Wednesday June 08, 2022 at 07:15

The complicated relationship between science and God

The complicated relationship between science and God The complicated relationship between science and God

The start date of the summer courses is approaching and all the teams are already organizing themselves to offer the best experience to each of the participants, especially when it comes to topics as interesting as the historical debate between science and faith.


Este course It will take place on June 28 and 29, and seeks the reflection of the attendees on a topic that never goes out of style. “We want to take this debate to the university and find out if a combination between the two is possible, find out if they are compatible, if you can be a Christian and a scientist at the same time, answer these questions through the presentations and the participants,” says the professor. of the URJC and director of the course, Daniel Bores.

It is precisely the scientific verification of facts that are torn between the faith of believers and empirical evidence, which has encouraged atheist currents to think that these two factors cannot be united.

Regarding this topic, Bores comments that Josué Moreno's presentation will raise the following question: Are miracles a violation of the laws of nature? remembering that “faith is believing in what is not seen, hoping for something that could happen”.

Bores recalls that, "in the XNUMXst century, it is important to make known the points of view of thousands of scientists, from areas such as physics, chemistry and biomedicine, who are Christians and believers with a deep conviction that there are things that are more beyond what can really be verified by the scientific method, and it is a reality that exists”, he also believes that for this reason “it is important to talk about faith and science together because for many centuries they have tried to separate them”.

The course seeks to open many debates and invites reflection. For this reason, Professor Bores explains that it is aimed at different profiles, first of all “university students in the scientific and biomedical field, who are part of a science-based study plan, but who at the same time may have concerns spiritual”.

It could also be of interest to students of more humanistic disciplines such as Philosophy, Sociology or Anthropology. “And, of course, for any kind of person who has wondered if faith makes sense in the XNUMXst century, it seems that no one doubts that in the XNUMXth century it made sense, but now science has gone to places never seen before” , he indicated.

This course will feature experienced speakers in the discipline of apologetics, which is the science of defending the faith, with rational, philosophical and even scientific criteria. “They are people who are dedicated to giving talks and conferences on topics related to science, faith and culture. They work in an organization called PONTEA, formerly called RZ, which precisely bases its range of action on this dialogue, on the promotion of this dialogue between culture and faith”. concluded.

The complete program with schedules and speakers can be found on the summer course registration page. The courses are free and open to the general public, too. For more information, you can follow the Instagram account @summer_urjc.