FoSheng Hsu – How Religion Shaped Me as a Scientist (Ignite Seattle #40)

As a kid, Ignite Seattle speaker Fo recalls that his parents put their savings toward a statue of Buddha covered in gold. It’s probably no surprise that Fo took up monkhood (though short-lived) at the age of 7. 

Monks live by the five precepts, one of which “no killing” is much harder for a biological scientist to follow. Mouse models aside, something as basic as wiping down a surface with ethanol can kill hundreds of millions of organisms. 

How did Fo reconcile the conflict between his religion and scientific work? Join us at Ignite Seattle #40 where he’ll share his experience and unveil an adaptation of the five precepts that can be used by all scientists who share a similar struggle.

Tickets for Ignite Seattle this Thursday are on sale now!

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