Wednesday Mid-Day Series, Early March to Mid-April 2015, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Room 19

blue sky backgroundReligion, in the words of Rev. Galen Guengerich, is “the process of taking everything we know about the universe into account and creating a life of meaning and purpose within it. At its best, religion unites everything we know with everything we long for.” Beginning in March, Rev. Dave will host a series of presentations / conversations entitled “The Best of What We Know”. We’ll gather every Wednesday at 12 noon in Room 19.   All staff and church members / friends are welcome. This series—using DVDs compiled during by presentations at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), will consider our best knowledge about the origins of practically everything: Our earth, and life upon the earth, and climate conditions that allow life to continue and flourish. We’ll also consider some new evidence from our neighboring planet Mars.

No need to register, no required reading. All are welcome.

 

“Our Changing Planet and Evolution: Past / Present / Future”

March 4        The Deep History of a Living  Planet; and Our Fascination with Mars

March 11       Building Scientific Knowledge: The Unifying Theory of Plate Tectonics

March 18      Our Earth’s Climate: Back to the Future

March 25      Climate Change and Organized Denialism: Political Brinksmanship?

April 1           The Unifying Theory of Evolution: Fossils, Genes, & Mousetraps, Part I

April 8          Evolution: Fossils, Genes, and Mousetraps, Part II; Science and Religion

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