Featured speaker Deborah Haarsma

Should We Trust Science?

Date and Time:February 23, 2023 7:30 PM — to March 14, 2023 NaN:NaN AM PST
Organizer:George Fox University

“In recent years, our culture has become more polarized around science. Elites say “just trust the science,” while skeptics push conspiracy theories. Extreme voices are infecting our churches, making it harder to ask honest questions and have good conversations around differences. In this talk, Dr. Haarsma will discuss trends in our culture on science and faith, ways to distinguish reliable scientific findings from speculation, and research-based practical tips for better conversations with friends and family.”

This event is hosted by George Fox University.

Featured speaker

Deb Haarsma

Deborah Haarsma

Deborah Haarsma is President of BioLogos. She is an astronomer and frequent speaker on modern science and Christian faith at research universities, churches, and public venues like the National Press Club. Her work appears in several recent books, including Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Design and Christ and the Created Order.  She wrote the book Origins with her husband and fellow physicist, Loren Haarsma, presenting the agreements and disagreements among Christians regarding the history of life and the universe.  She edited the anthology Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church with Rev. Scott Hoezee. Previously, Haarsma served as professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Calvin University. She is an experienced research scientist, with several publications in the Astrophysical Journal and the Astronomical Journal on extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. She has studied large galaxies, galaxy clusters, the curvature of space, and the expansion of the universe using telescopes around the world and in orbit.  Haarsma completed her doctoral work in astrophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her undergraduate work in physics and music at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She and Loren enjoy science fiction and classical music, and live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.