A seminar on dialogue between Science and Religion

Organiser : Department of Science and Environmental Studies (SES)

Co-organiser : EdUHK Christian Faith and Development Centre (CFDC) and Reasons to Believe (RTB):

Topic :

A seminar on dialogue between Science and Religion

Date :

3 November 2023 (Friday)

Time :

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Venue :

D4-LP-02, Tai Po Campus, EdUHK

Language :




Speakers :



Dr Fazale (Fuz) Rana

PhD in Chemistry, Ohio University Biochemist

Fazale “Fuz” Rana is president, CEO, and senior scholar at Reasons to Believe, an organization that researches and communicates the compatibility of science and Christianity. Rana holds a PhD in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry from Ohio University and is the author of several groundbreaking books, including Humans 2.0, Creating Life in the Lab, and Fit for a Purpose.  

Dr Hugh Ross

PhD in Astronomy , University of Toronto Astrophysicist

Hugh Ross is founder, senior scholar, and former president of Reasons to Believe, an organization dedicated to demonstrating the compatibility of science and the Christian faith. He holds a degree in physics from the University of British Columbia and a PhD in astronomy from the University of Toronto. Ross has written more than a dozen books on topics such as the cosmos, climate change, and extraterrestrial life.


Abstracts :



“Why I Believe God Exists” (Dr Fazale (Fuz) Rana)

Many people cite the Miller-Urey experiment as a reason they reject belief in God, and ultimately, the Gospel. Students ,… that evolutionary processes are sufficient to explain the origin of life, eliminating the need for a Creator. I, too, was impressed with the Miller-Urey experiment as an undergraduate student, studying chemistry and biology. When I entered graduate school, I was an agnostic, in large part, because I accepted the validity of the evolutionary paradigm. … I will reflect on the scientific evidence that led me to believe a Creator must be responsible for life’s origin and discuss some of the latest advances in biochemistry, origin-of-life research, and synthetic biology that make the case for a Creator.  


“An Atheist Scientist Ponders the Cosmos” (Dr Hugh Ross)

 A “chance” meeting with an atheist physicist resulted in a two-hour conversation about why a God intent on designing a home for human beings would bother to create 200 billion galaxies averaging over 200 billion stars each and fashion them for nearly 14 billion years. It all seems such a waste. Doesn’t the mediocrity principle prove that there is nothing special about Earth or humanity’s origin and history? And, if there is a God, why would a loving God subject the cosmos and inevitably humans to such an enormous amount of decay with all the natural disasters that such an extreme rate of decay implies? Discover the answers to these questions and several more posed by the physicist. Learn how to use the answers to reach anyone curious about the universe with the great news that the heavens shout the glory and righteousness of God.