8.11.19 – Religion & Science: Universe Story

8.11.19 – Religion & Science: Universe Story

Dates: August 11 & November 3, 2019
Times: 2:00-3:30 pm
Location: Laskey B, Laskey Hall
Cost: Free and open to the public

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 re ection 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. From this there emerges a new integration of scientific facts, story, and connection. Within this integrated perspective we can ask: 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?

Dr. Craig E. Philip
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Keivan Stassun
Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Research

Tamara Marshall Whiting
MS Environmental Studies

Joyce Wilding, TSSF
Science & Religion URI Resource Consultant

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Date(s) - 08/11/2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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