Thesis Committee Member(s)
Regis College Senior Honors Program
Thesis - Open Access
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Over the years, science has shattered and reshaped our understanding of the universe, revealing and illuminating many of its amazing, and quite literally mind boggling, mysteries. Truly, it's almost impossible to question the incredible and deeply profound contributions of science to our understanding of the world. Just think of how much we now know about evolution, genetics, relativity, our own bodies, and so much more. And yet, religion is as important as ever, with a majority of the world's 7 billion people, the author among them, ascribing to one faith or other. Many would suggest, or vehemently argue, that science and religion, at their most basic level as ways of approaching and knowing the universe, are mutually exclusive. At the very least, they have no business participating in the same conversation. Or do they? As a biologist, chemist, and future physician, the author very much believes in the importance of science and the pursuit of scientific knowledge. Indeed, much of the work that follows in these pages is scientific in nature, as the author and his colleagues seek to elucidate the structure of an important regulatory RNA riboswitch in Thermatoga maratima.
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Ghincea, Alexander R., "Beauty and Elegance in the World Around Us:: Elucidating the Higher Order Structure of the B12 Riboswitch in thermatoga Maratima and Reflections Concerning the Interface Between Science and Religion" (2012). Student Publications. 615.