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When Science meets Faith at Collège Champittet…

On Wednesday afternoon, November 25th, Collège Champittet had the privilege to welcome four brilliant keynote speakers from EPFL, with whom our senior students could debate about an essential question: the sometimes complicated but always passionate relationships between science and faith.

  • Quand Science et Foi dialoguent à Champittet…
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  • Quand Science et Foi dialoguent à Champittet…
  • Quand Science et Foi dialoguent à Champittet…
  • Quand Science et Foi dialoguent à Champittet…

Thus, accompanied by Canon Giovanni Polito, chaplain of the University of Lausanne and EPFL, Jacques Neirynck, honorary professor and former National Councillor, Georges Meylan, professor of Astrophysics, Theo Lasser, professor of Medical Optics and Yann Barrandon, director of the laboratory of stem cells, shared their views in a debate prepared and moderated by Maria Zufferey and Daniel Zumbrunnen.

Two main topics have been addressed: first, the origin of the universe, where everyone could express their convictions about the existence of a creator, God, or the Almighty Chance; then the limits of science and its necessary safeguards in a discussion that led from Einstein and the atomic bomb to the limits of genetics. Finally, each professor concluded with a personal advice about what is expected of a student today: critical thinking, passion, curiosity in the world of science and in all areas.

A beautiful conclusion for an intellectual debate of high level, animated, sometimes funny, but always respectful and constructive, which excited all present students and teachers.