Science & Religion: In Search for the Truth

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In contribution to the ongoing interdisciplinary dialogue between empirical, philosophical, and theological approaches to nature, the Project for Science and Religion of the Angelicum Thomistic Institute invites you to a series of eight online live-streamed lectures. A variety of topics, ranging from astronomy and cosmology, evolutionary biology and psychology, to the lessons we can learn today from the medieval patron saint of scientists – St. Albert the Great – will be analyzed by experts from Europe and the United States of America. Old and new questions will be dealt with in an approachable way, with a space for questions made by the participants during the live-stream. We invite you to join us in this fascinating, unique, integrative, and multifaceted search for truth!

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Neuroimaging: What Can It Tell Us About Human Beings? (Video)

Neuroimaging: What Can It Tell Us About Human Beings? Sofia Reimão University of Lisbon Dr. Sofia Reimão obtained a master’s degree in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Lisbon with the thesis “The Question of Medicine and Death in the Thought of H.-G. Gadamer”, and a doctoral degree in medicine from the University of Lisbon with the dissertation “MR imaging … Leggi tutto

Search for Alien Life in the Solar System: the Science and Theological Implications (Video)

Search for Alien Life in the Solar System: the Science and Theological Implications Jonathan Lunine Cornell University Space technologies now make possible the search for life across out solar system, from Mars to the handful of giant planet moons that have liquid water beneath their icy surfaces. This talk describes how that search is being done. But what are the … Leggi tutto

Why Developmental Psychology Matters for Virtue (Video)

Why Developmental Psychology Matters for Virtue Daniel De Haan University of Oxford This presentation outlines an approach for thinking developmentally about virtues and human flourishing. The Thomist tradition details important insights concerning the ways the virtues transform and rightly order practical reason, will, desire, and other emotions. There is a need, however, to consider what commonsense and scientific enquiry tell … Leggi tutto

The Doctrine of Creation & Theories of Evolution (Video)

The Doctrine of Creation & Theories of Evolution Kenneth Kemp University of St. Thomas According to a popular view of evolution and creation, the two ideas are alternative, indeed contradictory, answers to the question of origins. In fact, there is no contradiction between the two, as careful attention to each idea shows. In this talk, Dr. Kemp clarifies the idea … Leggi tutto

Big Questions, and a Few Answers, at the Intersection of AI and Religion (Video)

Big Questions, and a Few Answers, at the Intersection of AI and Religion Brian Green Santa Clara University What has Athens to do with Jerusalem, or Silicon Valley to Rome? It turns out they have a lot to do with each other. AI and religion intersect in many ways, but in this talk I will look mainly at how they … Leggi tutto

An Exceptional Universe: Reflections from Physics (Video)

An Exceptional Universe: Reflections from Physics Fr. Javier Sánchez Cañizares University of Navarra This talk deals with the most relevant problems that emerge in our physical knowledge of reality, providing a renewed agenda of topics for philosophical and theological reflection on nature. While essays on biological evolution and the philosophical matters that arise from it are becoming abundant, the same … Leggi tutto

Evolution and Goal-Directedness: How Darwin Re-Invented Teleology (Video)

Evolution and Goal-Directedness: How Darwin Re-Invented Teleology Fr. Mariusz Tabaczek, OP Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas – Angelicum The conviction that Charles Darwin got rid of teleology and replaced it with a new way of thinking about adaptation, concentrating predominantly on the notion of chance, is most likely still a predominant view among both biologists and philosophers of biology. … Leggi tutto

St. Albert the Great: Medieval Wisdom for Modern Science (Video)

St. Albert the Great: Medieval Wisdom for Modern Science Fr. Thomas Davenport, OP Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas – Angelicum St. Albert the Great (1200-1280) was a Dominican priest, theologian, administrator, and bishop who was named a Doctor of the Church in 1931 and the patron saint of scientists in 1941. What does a mendicant friar who lived 300 years … Leggi tutto

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