Trey Kay, Chris Julin Published

Us & Them: Faith In Science

An adult woman smiles and poses for a photo. She sits on the side of a mountain. Above her is a blue sky. She wears a black jacket and blue jeans.
Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist

Science and faith can offer a different perspective of the world… of life… and of what we believe. When you mix in a third ingredient – politics – the dynamic can become toxic. Whether you consider evolution versus creationism or the causes of climate change, there are people who say their religious beliefs make it difficult for them to have faith in science. However, some scientists say there is nothing in theology that separates them from their faith and beliefs. This episode looks at people of faith and people of science to find some common ground. Trey speaks with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a respected climate scientist, as well as a devoted evangelical Christian – two descriptions that some Americans don’t think naturally go together.

You can listen to Us & Them on WVPB Radio. Tune in on the fourth Thursday of every month at 8 PM, with an encore presentation on the fourth Saturday at 3 PM.