On Tuesday, December 3, Sinai and Synapses held its first seminar exploring the interaction of religion and science. Eleven people — representing clergy, scientists and journalists — came together to learn from Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, Director of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Rabbi Bradley Artson, Dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and author of the book God of Becoming and Relationship: The Dynamic Nature of Process Theology.

They each spoke about how science has changed religion (and how religion has changed science), and they each came at this question from very different perspectives. These are their formal presentations, which then led to a fantastic discussion among the group, which will soon lead to more videos and conversations surrounding how science and religion influence each other — and how they each impact both individuals and society.

Dr. Wiseman’s Presentation:

Rabbi Artson’s Presentation: