Trinity Western University is one of three B.C. speaking engagements by MIT nuclear science professor and engineer Ian Hutchinson.
His presentations from Jan. 23-25 at TWU, UBC and SFU are free and open to the public.
His Thursday, 1:10 p.m. session in the TWU Northwest Auditorium is titled Faith, Evidence and Reason. It is a faculty discussion.
His 7:30 p.m. speech at TWU is called Monopolizing Knowledge: Scientism's inconsistent rejection of faith.
He also speaks at UVC on Jan. 23 and Simon Fraser University on Jan. 25.
Scientism refers to the belief that science offers the only true form of knowledge since it's testable.
Hutchinson and his research group are exploring the confinement of plasmas hotter than the sun's centre. The research is expected to produce practical energeny from controlled nuclear fusion reactions, the same power source as stars.
An active Christian, he has written and spoken widely on science and Christianity. His 2011 book Monopolizing Knowlege examines scientism and today's culture wars.
All events are co-sponsored by the Canadian Scientific & Christian Affiliation and the Vancouver Area Science & Religion Forum.