Symposium on Science and Wonder
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Free and open to the public. Cosponsored by the Zygon Center for Religion and Science, the Seminary Coop Bookstore, and the Society of Catholic Scientists. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact us at 773-955-5887 or by email. This program is made possible by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and a Lemaître grant from the Magi Project. Copies of Prof. Sideris's recent book Consecrating Science: Wonder, Knowledge, and the Natural World (University of California Press, 2017) will be available for sale by the Seminary Coop Bookstore at the event.
How is science related to mystery? What role does wonder play in inquiry and discovery? What are the best means of sharing and communicating wonder? Has scientific inquiry become itself a kind of religious practice? If so, does the study of theology or religion shed light on it? Join us for a discussion with an astrophysicist, a poet, an evolutionary biologist, and a religious ethicist on the experience and nature of wonder in science.