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April 2017

“Astrotheology: Theological Speculation on Extraterrestrial Life”

April 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Montclair Presbyterian Church, 5701 Thornhill Drive
Oakland, CA 94611 United States
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Outer space vibrates with spiritual meaning within the human soul. Astrobiology and related space sciences thrill us with expectations and even hopes. This paper sets an agenda for the field of Astrotheology, asking: (1) Will confirmation of ETI cause terrestrial religion to collapse? (2) Can the scope of God’s creation include the entire cosmos? (3) What can we expect when we encounter ETI? (4) How can religious leaders prepare theologically and ethically to greet our new space neighbors? Our thesis…

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What’s All the Fuss over CRISPR/Cas9?

April 23 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 1455 E Yosemite Ave
Merced, CA 95340 United States
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Geneticists are now using an efficient and inexpensive method of gene editing called CRISPR/Cas9. It has become routine to snip out an unwanted gene or insert a desirable gene. The day of the genetically engineered child is just about to dawn, as is the day for modifying or eliminating entire species such as mosquitoes. The US National Academy of Sciences is giving an entire year to study the ethical implications. What is the fuss? Why might this be important for…

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May 2017

Luther & Copernicus: From Reformation to Revolution

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Faith Lutheran Church, 20080 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546 United States
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2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses; we recall the hammer and nails of 1517 that sparked the Protestant Reformation. In 1543 Nicolaus Copernicus published his theory that the Earth orbits the Sun; and this sparked the Copernican Revolution. Are they connected? This is a historical mystery. Lutherans today love natural science. Could Copernicus be the reason? Host: Joshua Warfield: jwarfield@ses.gtu.edu

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