Holy Curiosity! Science, Wonder, and the Desire to Know



Edward (Ted) B. Davis is professor of the history of science at Messiah College. He has edited 16 books and written dozens of articles about historical and contemporary aspects of Christianity and science.

Jennifer J. Wiseman is a senior astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where she serves as the senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope. She previously headed the Laboratory for Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics. She studies star forming regions of our galaxy using radio, optical, and infrared telescopes, with a particular interest in molecular cloud cores, protostars, and outflows. Dr. Wiseman is also interested in science policy and public science outreach and engagement.


Sat., Feb. 3, 2018 

Keynote: 1:00-2:15 p.m. with Ted Davis "A Short History of Christianity and Science"

Workshops: 2:30-3:45 p.m.

Keynote: 4:00-5:15 p.m. with Jennifer Wiseman "An Incredible Universe: Science, Wonder, and Praise"

Overview / Workshop Topics

Einstein once said, "Never lose a holy curiosity." Join renowned scientists who are "passionately curious!" Learn about the origins of the science/faith schism. Explore the universe through the eye of the Hubble Space Telescope! Youth leaders are encouraged to bring groups.

Workshop Topics:

  • "Harry Potter and Genetics" with Peter Blier
  • "How to Approach the Controversy about Evolution" with Ted Davis. Participants are encouraged to read Dr. Davis' BioLogos series, Science and the Bible, prior to attending.
  • "Kids, Try This at Home! The Power of Citizen Science" with Mark Dixon Tentative
  • "Robots, Robots, Robots!" with Christine Nguyen
  • "The Science of Language" with Michael Dickey
  • "The Shape of You: A Lifestyle" with Sam Arnold

Since you are visiting this page, you may be interested in another event we are offering: a series on Science!: Conversations and Community




You may register for one, two, or all three sessions being offered in this program.

Cost: FREE! This event is free thanks to the generous underwriting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

CEUs: 0.1 per lecture; 0.1 for workshop

Directions: Free parking is available behind the chapel and library on the Seminary campus. Get directions to PTS.

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Call 412-924-1345 or e-mail ConEd@pts.edu.