FREE PUBLIC EVENT: UBC Graduate & Faculty Christian Forum and the CSCA present a lecture by Bill Newsome (Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine). Note! One day earlier, Bill is giving two talks at Trinity Western University: a talk on consciousness during the day, and this same “Of Two Minds” talk in the evening. Of Two Minds: A Neuroscientist Balances Science and Faith The ‘central dogma’ of neuroscience is that all our behavior and mental life—including our sense of a conscious, continuing self—is inextricably linked to the biology of the brain. Neuroscience ‘explanations’, therefore, tend to account for mental …

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: The Hamilton Science Faith Forum and the CSCA present a lecture by CSCA President E. Janet Warren (MD, PhD). Alternative Medicine: A Christian Perspective Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is becoming increasingly popular, and increasingly confusing, in North America. There are concerns about its scientific basis and spiritual roots. Some Christians uncritically use CAM, some “Christianize” it by adding a new label, and some reject it entirely. Consequently, CAM requires careful evaluation from both scientific and spiritual/religious perspectives. This presentation reviews CAM, considers reasons for its popularity and offers suggestions for a Christian response. We are called to …