Science and faith have always been at odds. The last bastion of religion has been the brain, but now that science is starting to understand the brain, faith itself been explained away—or has it? What’s the true story underneath the cultural clashes? William Newsome is a practicing scientist and a practicing Christian—commitments that are inconsistent in the minds of many. While he encounters tension at times between his science and faith, his overwhelming belief is that both science and faith contribute critically to a meaningful, fully-experienced human life. In this Veritas Forum talk at UC San Francisco, 2009, Newsome lays out the central issues, hoping to dispel some of the false conflicts between science and faith while bringing into focus real choices that need to be made.