Thomistic Circles: Creation and Modern Science

April 10, 2012

The Thomistic Institute of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception is sponsoring a Theological Symposium on

Creation and Modern Science

Christian faith and modern sciences are often portrayed as opposed to one another. But is that really true? Thomists traditionally claim that a sound philosophical approach to the world of nature permits us to see the deep compatibility between the doctrine of creation and the explorations of science. This conference will examine this compatibility across a range of topics: How is a Christian doctrine of creation compatible with Big-Bang cosmology, evolutionary theory, and modern neuroscience? The Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Dominican House of Studies beginning at 9:30am. The event is free and open to the public. Participants include: Prof. William E. Carroll: ” Contemporary Cosmology, Metaphysics, and Creation” Specialist in medieval theories of creation and modern big bang cosmology. (Thomas Aquinas Fellow in Theology and Science, Blackfriars Oxford). Dr. Carroll’s lecture will start at 9:30am (Saturday, April 14, 2012).     Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P.: “What Can Paleo and Human Genomics Tell Us About Adam and Eve: A Catholic Perspective” MIT geneticist and expert in Catholic biomedical ethics. (Associate professor of Biology and instructor in Theology at Providence College). Fr. Austriaco’s lecture will start at 10:45am (Saturday, April 14, 2012).     Prof. Edward Feser“Neuroscience and the Immaterial Aspects of Thought” Well known critic of the New Atheists who has written eloquently against purely materialist conceptions of the human person. (Professor of Philosophy, Pasadena City College). Dr. Feser’s lecture will start at 1:30pm (Saturday, April 14, 2012).   To register, please contact Ms. Honya Weeks at Click here to download a poster for this event.  

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