Dates: February 2, May 3, August 2, and November 1, 2020 Times: 2:00-3:30 pm Location: Laskey Building: Laskey B
Dates: February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, and December 7, 2020 Times: 7:00-8:00 pm Location: Fondren Hall, 2nd floor
The Journey of the Universe materials used in this series invite participants to step back to explore and assimilate our cosmological context. Just as scientific cosmology is giving us an understanding of the origins of the universe and the unfolding of life on Earth, philosophical and poetic reflection on this cosmology brings us a fresh perspective regarding our place in the universe. These provide an unusual braiding of sciences and humanities, weaving empirical data with poetry and fact with metaphor. They combine three intersecting objectives: understanding the evolution of the universe and Earth by drawing on current scientific research; relating the evolutionary narrative as a whole (cosmic, Earth, human); and reflecting on the story with a sense of awe and wonder. What is humankind in relation to 13.7 billion years of universe history? What is our place in the framework of 4.6 billion years of Earth history? How can we foster the continuity and the integrity of life processes?
Participants are invited to join Joyce Wilding each month to talk about their key science and religion issues of our time. Bring your favorite topic or concern about science and religion work in 21st Century including pros and cons of any new medical issues surrounding genetic engineering, environmental issues and more.
Issue Group Co-Leaders
Dr. Craig E. Philip – Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Kelvan Stassun –Professor of Physic and Astronomy and Research
Tamara Marshall Whiting – MS Environmental Studies
Joyce Wilding, TSSF – Science & Religion URI Resource Consultant