The next Moonlighting discussion will be on...
Heaven and Earth: The Relationship between Religion and Science
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
7 - 9 pm
Gateway Center Event Space A&B (new location)
Admission is free but please register if you plan to attend.
Father George Coyne (LeMoyne College faculty, former Vatican astronomer) and Dr. Warren Allmon (director of the Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca and professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University)
As director since 1992 of the Paleontological Research Institution, Warren Allmon has led the organization in its ambitious renovation and expansion, including the design and construction of the Museum of the Earth. In addition to his technical research, he writes and speaks frequently on the history of science, evolution and creationism, natural history museums and collections, and Earth science education.
Father Coyne is a Jesuit priest, astronomer, and former director of the Vatican Observatory and head of the observatory’s research group which is based at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Since January 2012, he has served as McDevitt Chair of Religious Philosophy at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY.
About the Moonlighting Series
"Moonlighting" is a series of informal discussions, debates and interviews hosted by Dr. Quentin Wheeler, president of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. For centuries, the university has been the place where freedom of speech and thought are cherished, but also where ideas and assertions are freely challenged through open, respectful discourse that knows no disciplinary boundaries. Moonlighting is intended to foster such discourse and create an enjoyable, intellectually stimulating evening.
Moonlighting is held 7 to 9 p.m. on announced dates on the ESF campus. The location varies to suit the size of the audience but the original name, chosen because the conversation was an after-hours event held in Moon Library, has stuck.
Past Moonlighting Sessions
Raising the Dead: Bringing Extinct Plants and Animals Back to Life
Featuring Professors: William Powell (SUNY-ESF), Cathryn Newton (Syracuse University) and Samuel Gorovitz (Syracuse University)