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Chesterton House

A Center for Christian Studies at Cornell

The Finite and the Infinite: An Atheist and a Christian discuss Nature, Knowledge, and Faith

Dr. Roald Hoffmann and Dr. Ian Hutchinson
Friday, March 30, 2012 - 7:00pm
Statler Auditorium
Partner Event

What is scientism, and how is it set apart from ‘science’ proper?

What, if anything, sets scientific knowledge apart from other ways of knowing?

How should our scientific practices relate, if at all, to attempts to understand the world in other ways?

What sorts of evidence can or should we use in pursuing understanding of the world outside science?

These are just a few of the questions we'll be posing to our distinguished guests for Cornell's inaugural Veritas Forum.  


Dr. Ian Hutchinson is a Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT and author ofMonopolizing Knowledge.

Dr. Roald Hoffmann is a Nobel Laureate and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Cornell, as well as author of Beyond the Finite: The Sublime in Art and Science.

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Andrew Chignell, Cornell Professor of Philosophy.

Please join us at Cornell's Statler Auditorium!

Presented by the Veritas Forum