The next Moonlighting discussion will be on...
Science and Religion
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
7 - 9 pm
110 Moon Library
Featuring: Father George Coyne (LeMoyne and former Vatican astronomer) and Dr. Warren Allmon (Director of the Museum of the Earth and Paleontological Research Institute)
As Director of the Paleontological Research Institute since 1992, 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.
"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 in Moon Library on the campus of SUNY-ESF.
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)