Science, Theology and Morality: Engaging Research, Generating Proposals

Sunday Morning 10:00 to 11:30 am
Location: Marriott Rivercenter-Grand J (3rd Level)
 AAR Program Book M20-106
Panel Participants:  Thomas Oord (Northwest Nazarene University),  Michael Spezio (Scripps College), and Greg Peterson (South Dakota State University)
Part 1: 10:00-11:00 AM - Is an Interdisciplinary Inquiry of Love Possible?: Responses from Science and Religion
For too long, it has been thought that love is a topic for the humanities, not for science. Recent new efforts in various sciences to explore the various meanings of love (including altruism and compassion) have met with some success. How far is it possible and helpful to try to connect scientific research on love with religious and theological concepts?  Thomas Jay Oord and Michael Spezio speaking.
Part 2: 11:00-11:30 AM - Creations Human and Divine: Can “Anthropic Analogies” Help us Think about Human Creativity in an Age of Technology?
In an age of synthetic biology and perhaps even synthetic physics (creation of new universes), the analogy between human technology and divine creativity provides a useful framework for thinking about the risks, limits, and possibilities of the technological future.  Greg Peterson speaking.  
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