BS University of Phoenix

Department of Religion, Theology, and Philosophy

I have had a lifelong conviction that science and spirituality were both valid and compelling avenues to finding the truth about the world at large and about the condition of the human being. Further, I was puzzled that some thinkers seemed to see them as at odds, and worked to prove them as contradictory. In particular, I developed a deep interest in the history of the Creationist movement and of atheistic neo-Darwinism, and strove to identify just where each of them went ‘off track’. Bahá’u’lláh’s principle of the necessity of independent investigation of the truth was one of the deepest sources of attraction that the Faith held for me at the age of 43, when I encountered it. Early, I sensed dimly that it was a key to a deeper insight than is generally mentioned when presenting the principle, and I continue to develop this thesis very actively now. Since my retirement from a career in Software Engineering in 2012 I have devoted myself to nearly full-time pursuit of developing an intellectually rigorous basis for this intuition. This work is very much the center of my participation in the Wilmette Institute Science and Religion Courses and Discussion Center.


Roger Paul Neyman


Science, Religion, and the Bahá’í Faith

Lecture Topics

Disarming controversy: overcoming tribal modes of thinking and argumentation
Evolution: spiritual insights and how to discuss it
The Power of Harmony Between Science and Religion
Towards a Framework of Harmony: Issues, Possibilities, Progress