March 2: Professors debate God, science, meaning

why-are-we-herePULLMAN, Wash. – A dialogue about God, science and the nature of reality between a Washington State University philosophy professor and a chemist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in the CUB auditorium. A Q&A session and reception will follow.

Michael Goldsby is an assistant professor at WSU whose expertise is in philosophy of science, epistemology and environmental ethics. His research focuses on how scientists develop knowledge about complex systems and how that knowledge might be used to deal with global challenges.

Troy Van Voorhis is a professor of chemistry at MIT with expertise in electron transfer dynamics, solar energy and molecular electronics. He is a Christian who enjoys discussing how faith and reason mix and influence his life as an intellectual and scientist.

The discussion will be moderated by WSU philosophy professor Bill Kabasenche.

The forum, “Why are we here?” is sponsored by the WSU School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, the Associated Students of WSU and WSU campus Christian ministries.