Making Sense of Death

Confirmed Panel Members:
Robert Hannah (3rd year student – mathematics and physics)
Iggy Ridley-Smith (3rd year student – mathematics and physics)
Iain Hart (7th year student – mathematics, music and French)

We are looking for more panel members and we would love to make a spot of time for you to voice yourself! Please email scisoc@sydney.edu.au with your full name, year, majors and one paragraph describing your position.

The “Making Sense of …” forum series is back by popular demand! This is a series of students forums to discuss and share how we, as budding scientists, make sense of everything around us with or without religious influences, and why some see contradiction while others see complement between science and religion.

This time, we’re going to put our heads together again to tackle a even tougher issue: “Making Sense of Death”. Death is not something we generally want to think or talk about, but if it is really the end, the finish line and the inevitable then avoidance is not only silly but futile.

To explore these questions, SciSoc and EUScience jointly invite you to discuss your ideas about death and the (non)existence of the after-life with a panel fellow science students. Come along and hear their experiences, ask them questions and share your own ideas!

When 1:00pm-2:00pm, Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Where Chemistry Lecture Theatre 2
Cost FREE

Making Sense of Our World

Panel:
Matthew Wardrop (honours student – physics)
Emily Fang (3rd year student – biochemistry)
Dominic Balasuriya (honours student – computer science)
Robert Hannah (3rd year student – mathematics and physics)
David Rizzuto (3rd year student – computer science and mathematics)

How you live is largely determined by how you physically and spiritually make sense of the world around you. But how do you fit all the pieces together in this post-modern, relativistic society amidst all the different voices on the contradicting or complementing nature of science and religion?

To explore these questions, SciSoc and EUScience jointly invite you to discuss why you choose to reject or embrace Christianity with a panel fellow science students. Come along and hear their experiences, ask them questions and share your own ideas!

When 1:00pm-2:00pm, Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Where New Law School Seminar Room 107
Cost FREE

Darwin and Intelligent Design

Speaker:
Professor Elliot Sober (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Are evolutionary theory and belief in God necessarily in conflict?

Professor Elliott Sober addresses this question by considering what biologists mean by saying that mutations are “unguided”. He will also discuss Darwin’s views on God and Christianity.

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When 6:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Where New Law School Foyer
Cost FREE