Science and Mystery conference to be held at Binghamton University


     A symposium titled “Science and Enduring Mystery” will be held Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, in the Binghamton University Public Service Programs Center.

     The symposium will bring together scientists, philosophers, and religious scholars to explore questions such as; does science support religion or is science itself the religion of the future?  The symposium will explore a sentiment that is becoming increasingly widespread throughout the sciences- the universe may be too strange to understand.  Many scientists and other researchers have come to accept that there may well be crucial questions we need answered, but which we can never answer.  Such questions therefore become enduring mysteries.

     Speakers include Lee Worth Bailey of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Ithaca College, Gregory Chaitin, of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Terrence Deacon of the Department of Anthropology at the University of California-Berkeley and Jay Garfield of the Department of Philosophy at Smith College. Binghamton University professors Eric Dietrich and Stephen David Ross are conference co-chairs.

     Admission to the symposium is free and open to the public, although registration is recommended, as a free lunch will be served on both days.

     The event is sponsored by the Binghamton University Center for Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture and the Provost's Office.

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Last Updated: 9/17/13