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Date
May
05
May
16
16
2020
Venue
Online Event

ISI Webinar on Science, Scientism, and Society

Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) is pleased to invite you to join its upcoming webinar on Science, Scientism, and Society featuring experts from Discovery Institute. Specially designed for college students, the webinar is also open to high school students, teachers, and the general public. This online event will explore the role of science and scientism in some of the most important questions facing our society today. From artificial intelligence to mandatory stay-at-home orders and everything in-between, what role should scientists — and their modern approach to scientific investigation — play in the critical decisions that we must make on such controversial issues? Can science, as a tool of understanding, be used to both advance, and sometimes harm, human flourishing?

John West, Associate Director of the Center for Science & Culture and author of multiple books on the subject, will explore this theme in the writing of C.S. Lewis, making special application to this age of COVID-19. Robert Marks, Director of the Walter Bradley Center for Natural & Artificial Intelligence, will present a critical look at the threats and merits of artificial intelligence in his presentation entitled “AI: Menace or Savior?” And finally, physicist Brian Miller, Research Coordinator for the Center for Science & Culture, will discuss the hopeful and compelling evidence that science provides for a purposeful universe. Together, these presentations will equip college students — and all attendees — to engage in some of the most critical discussions taking place in our society today.

When

May 16, 12:00 PM PDT

Where

Online Event

Cost

This online event is free, but space is limited. Follow the registration button to reserve your spot, and mark your calendars for Saturday, the 16th.