Thursday, July 12, 2007

In Pakistan these days and a public talk in Lahore

Postings on the blog will probably be slow until July 30th. I'm visiting family in Pakistan these days and then I will be at Science & Religion conference at Lancaster University (Jul 22-26). I will see if I can send updates from the conference - there are some excellent speakers scheduled to speak there.

I just got to Islamabad yesterday, and I'm glad the whole saga of Red Mosque is pretty much over now. I hope there is not too much excitement on that front soon.

And here is a lecture announcement. I will be giving a talk in Lahore on Saturday, July 14th, at 6p.m. at Aiwan-e-Iqbal. It is organized by Khwarzimic Science Society. The title of the lecture is From Galileo to Darwin: The Story of Science-Religion Interactions and you can find more information here. This is the first time I am explicitly dealing with the topic of science & religion in a popular setting in Pakistan. So it will be interesting to see audience composition (religious conservatives or more secular) and their reactions.

6 comments:

Don said...

While the "saga of the red mosque" may have ended by the time you arrived, I hope you're doing okay following this latest tragedy. Are you still in Lahore, or back in Islamabad?

I suppose I'll include a link, though I doubt you need one.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6918558.stm

Get home safely, Salman... I need a chair.

Don said...

"...They prefer death to peace, others prefer death to war.
Any opinion can be preferred to life, which it seems natural to love so dearly."

Blaise Pascal. Pensees II.29

Salman Hameed said...

Sorry missed your message - I guess its related to travel trauma. Thanks for checking in, and I'm back in MA now...

-Salman

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