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Isthmus Society Events, 2008-2009

Larson flierScience, Religion, and Presidential Politics: 1800 and 2008

A public lecture by UW-Madison graduate
Edward J. Larson

Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for History; Darling Chair of Law at Pepperdine University; Professor of History at University of Georgia Edward Larson

Location: Union South room 109, University of Wisconsin
Friday, October 3, 2008 4:30 - 6:00 PM


Gingerich flierDesigning a Universe Congenial for Life

Dr. Owen Gingerich

Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and History of Science, Harvard University

Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 4:30-6:00 PM
The Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street


Lawrence Henderson pointed out in 1913 that the cosmos seems to have provided an environment especially fit for the existence of life. How do we take into account this astonishing fitness and continue to uphold the relevance and trustworthiness of science? Professor Gingerich will draw upon the history of chemistry, spectroscopy, nucleosynthesis, and astronomy to explore the possible fine-tuning of the universe.

Sponsored by the Isthmus Society for the Dialogue among Religions and Sciences.

Co-Sponsored by: The Local Societies Initiative of the Metanexus Institute, The Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, New College Madison, and the Department of the History of Science.


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