Extraterrestrial Life: The Science and the Theology

Nov 14, 2020
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A webinar discussion with Jonathan I. Lunine (Cornell University), and Christopher Baglow (University of Notre Dame). This presentation is the second part of the the Steno Lectures: Discussions at the Intersection of Faith and Science, presented by the Society of Catholic Scientists and the Science and Religion Initiative at the McGrath Institute for Church Life. This event is co-sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute.

Might Extraterrestrial life exist? Where? How would we search for it? (Do we already have evidence of it?)  Could such life have human-level intelligence? If Extraterrestrial intelligent life (or “ETI” life) exists, what would be its theological implications? These questions will be addressed by two distinguished Catholic scholars: Cornell astrophysicist, Prof. Jonathan Lunine, and Universiy of Notre Dame theologian, Prof. Christopher Baglow.