Nov 052003
 
Authors: Erin Frustaci

Science and religion may not be conflicting after all, according

to Hugh Ross, an astronomer and astrophysicist.

Ross spoke on Wednesday night in the Lory Student Center Theatre

about how science and faith can go together.

Ross is a strong proponent of the Big Bang Theory, as well as

being a devoted Christian.

“We invite people to put our beliefs to the test,” Ross said. “I

make it a point to put myself on atheist mailing lists because I

like to see what they have to say.”

His lecture drew a huge crowd as people filled the theatre.

People who came late sat on the ground or stood in the back.

Ross used both scientific studies and Bible verses to support

his position. Some of the topics covered were the continual

expansion of the universe, biological drives, the fundamental flaw

and physical laws. This was then followed by a short

question-and-answer period.

Ross believes that there must be hope, purpose and destiny for

humankind, and he uses science to support his claims.

Ross is the founder and president of an organization called

Reason To Believe. This organization was founded 17 years ago and

is made up of a small group of research scientists.

Rebekah Hiney, a junior, thought it was awesome that so many

people showed up to hear Ross speak. Hiney is involved in Campus

Crusade for Christ, the organization that sponsored the event.

“Hopefully it will spark some good conversation,” said Hiney, a

math and Spanish double major.

Mayor Ray Martinez of Fort Collins opened the event. Martinez

said that God knows about science and that science is a way of

understanding God.

“I thought it was good for upper-level audience. Especially

those in math and physics,” said Daniel Syrett, a freshman

veterinary medicine open option major. “It was well-presented and

had a lot of factual information, but I felt he didn’t reach out to

a lot of people.”

Morgan Lichtenstein, a junior open option major, agreed that the

lecture was very technical.

“I was pretty confused. As a Christian, I went in open-minded,

but it was over my head,” Lichtenstein said.

Ross said Reasons To Believe focuses on recent discoveries and

theories. The organization then makes short-term predictions. A new

reason to support its position is posted daily on its Web site.

“Americans are more willing to discuss new reasons rather than

ones from thousands of years ago,” Ross said.

Sophomore Gabriel Alford was very impressed with the overall

presentation.

“It was very well-planned and he presented the evidence

efficiently. He also had adequate references,” said Alford, a

computer engineering major.

For more information on Ross and Reasons To Believe visit the

Web site www.reasons.org.

 

 

 

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Nov 052003
 
Authors: Erin Frustaci

Science and religion may not be conflicting after all, according

to Hugh Ross, an astronomer and astrophysicist.

Ross spoke on Wednesday night in the Lory Student Center Theatre

about how science and faith can go together.

Ross is a strong proponent of the Big Bang Theory, as well as

being a devoted Christian.

“We invite people to put our beliefs to the test,” Ross said. “I

make it a point to put myself on atheist mailing lists because I

like to see what they have to say.”

His lecture drew a huge crowd as people filled the theatre.

People who came late sat on the ground or stood in the back.

Ross used both scientific studies and Bible verses to support

his position. Some of the topics covered were the continual

expansion of the universe, biological drives, the fundamental flaw

and physical laws. This was then followed by a short

question-and-answer period.

Ross believes that there must be hope, purpose and destiny for

humankind, and he uses science to support his claims.

Ross is the founder and president of an organization called

Reason To Believe. This organization was founded 17 years ago and

is made up of a small group of research scientists.

Rebekah Hiney, a junior, thought it was awesome that so many

people showed up to hear Ross speak. Hiney is involved in Campus

Crusade for Christ, the organization that sponsored the event.

“Hopefully it will spark some good conversation,” said Hiney, a

math and Spanish double major.

Mayor Ray Martinez of Fort Collins opened the event. Martinez

said that God knows about science and that science is a way of

understanding God.

“I thought it was good for upper-level audience. Especially

those in math and physics,” said Daniel Syrett, a freshman

veterinary medicine open option major. “It was well-presented and

had a lot of factual information, but I felt he didn’t reach out to

a lot of people.”

Morgan Lichtenstein, a junior open option major, agreed that the

lecture was very technical.

“I was pretty confused. As a Christian, I went in open-minded,

but it was over my head,” Lichtenstein said.

Ross said Reasons To Believe focuses on recent discoveries and

theories. The organization then makes short-term predictions. A new

reason to support its position is posted daily on its Web site.

“Americans are more willing to discuss new reasons rather than

ones from thousands of years ago,” Ross said.

Sophomore Gabriel Alford was very impressed with the overall

presentation.

“It was very well-planned and he presented the evidence

efficiently. He also had adequate references,” said Alford, a

computer engineering major.

For more information on Ross and Reasons To Believe visit the

Web site www.reasons.org.

 

 

 

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