Posted by: gcarkner | September 17, 2020

Sy Garte @ UBC

GFCF  Special UBC Presentation

Thursday, October 1, @ 4:00 p.m., 2020 on Zoom

Sy Garte, Biochemist, Former Professor and Division Director National Institute of Health, Washington, DC

A Sense of Wonder: the Long Journey of a Scientist to Faith


Raised as an enthusiastic atheist and trained as a top biochemist, Dr. Garte began to question materialistic naturalism at one point in his career. This was sparked by his study of quantum physics and molecular biology: for example, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, the observer effect, and quantum entanglement, the complexity of biochemical systems such as protein synthesis, photosynthesis and abiogenesis. These scientific findings made him question the pure materialism outlook: he began to wonder about the God question, and it was science itself that guided him forward. 


Sy (Seymour) Garte, PhD in biochemistry, has been a tenured professor at New York University, Rutgers University, and the University of Pittsburgh, Division Director at the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health, and interim vice president for research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has published over two hundred peer-reviewed scientific papers and four books. He has also published articles in Perspectives in Science and Christian Faith and is the editor-in-chief of God and Nature. His faith journey is published in The Works of His Hands (2019, Kregel).

Co-sponsored with Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation

Other Big Guns in Science & Faith, Science & Theology,

Science & Religion (hear some of their talks at

John Polkinghorne

Francis Collins

Denis Alexander

Alvin Plantinga

Tom McLeish

David Bentley Hart

Alister McGrath

William Newsome

Deborah Haarsma

Simon Conway Morris

Owen Gingerich

John Lennox

Katharine Hayhoe

See other UBC GFCF speakers on science & faith, science and theology, theology of science at

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