Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lawrence Krauss at Hampshire College on Thursday

As part of our Hampshire College lecture series on Science & Religion, we will have Dr. Lawrence Krauss as our speaker on Thursday, October 23rd. If you are in the area please join us for the talk. Otherwise, you can watch the video of the lecture that I will try to post here in a couple of weeks. His abstract for the talk is below - but we are going a bit high tech in publicity. Here is a short clip for the lecture (thanks to Kevin Cline and Andrew Hart for creating the clip in a short period of time and to David Jonathan Ross for the poster above - and for all the other posters of our series):


Here is the information for the talk:
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Hampshire College Lecture Series on Science & Religion Presents

Science & Religion: Two Ships in the Night
by
Dr. Lawrence M. Krauss

Thursday, October 23, 2008
5:30p.m., Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall
Hampshire College

Abstract:
At best , science and religion have very little to do with one another. At worst, they are completely incompatible. And what little connection between the two even in the best of cases involves a one-way street. Science may enrich faith, but not vice versa. Dr. Krauss will discuss modern misunderstandings of this limited connection, coming both from science as well as religion, as well as modern abuses that demean both science and faith. The origin and evolution of the universe will serve as a good (or bad) example.

Dr. Lawrence M Krauss is Foundation Professor and Director of the Origins Initiative, Co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative, School of Earth and Space Exploration, BEYOND Center, and Department of Physics at Arizona State University.

He is the author of The Physics of Star Trek, Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth... and Beyond and Hiding in the Mirror: The Mysterious Allure of Extra-Dimensions from Plato to String Theory and Beyond.

Upcoming lecture:

* Dr. Paul Davies, Thursday, November 20, 2008

For more information on the Lecture Series, please visit http://scienceandreligion.hampshire.edu/

2 comments:

questionsaboutfaithetc said...

The connection between religion and science is very intriging. Read Richard Dawkins! Science and faith are a little like oil and water. What do you think of Dawkins, Harris, Dennett and Hitchens?

Religion is a kind of a dinosaur and must change to adapt to modern times. Religion must integrate the wonder of science within its boundaries. That's the only way it will work.

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