Talking with Luke Deacon, President of the Science and Religion Club
“[In middle school] I heard the universe was expanding; an assumption can be that the universe came from a central point. A big bang. That creates tension for the Christian, and that interested me.” Senior Luke Deacon, president of the Science and Religion Club (SRC), can’t remember a time when “math and science didn’t click.” For him, the expanding universe and other challenges that STEM fields pose to the Christian faith are more like opportunities than problems—this is not the case for many liberal arts students. In more recent times, a rift—real or imagined—has opened up between science, religion, and the humanities. It’s unfortunate since many pressing issues—transgenderism, transhumanism, vaccines—come from the scientific angle.
Creating a bridge over the waters the separate science and religion is a central pursuit of the SRC—“there’s a warfare thesis,” says Luke, “an idea that science is in a battle with religion.” Bridging the two, or rather, showing the implicit connections …
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