Religion & Science: Universe Story
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This series invites participants to step back to explore and assimilate our cosmological context.
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. 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, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Keivan Stassun
Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Research, Vanderbilt University
Tamara Marshall Whiting
M.S., Environmental Studies
Joyce Wilding, TSSF
Science & Religion Resource Consultant, United Religions Initiative
Location: Laskey B, Laskey Building on Scarritt Bennett’s campus
Source: Scarritt Bennett
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Room: Laskey B in the Laskey Building on Scarritt Bennett’s campus (1027 18th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212)
1027 18th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212(Neighborhood: Belmont / Hillsboro Village)
Scarritt Bennett provides free parking for event attendees on our campus. Parkings Lots A and B are accessible off of 18th Avenue South.