Fall 2021 Schedule / Science & Philosophy / SCIENCE AND SCIENTISTS

Coordinators: Steve Allen, Jim Brook, Judy Weis

Advances in science uncover wonders that transform our lives and deepen our understanding of humanity, life, and the world around us. Science literacy is the key that opens doors to the extraordinary beauty of our natural world.

This course will explore various pathways of scientific inquiry, their impacts and limits, and highlight some of the men and women responsible for ground- breaking research. In the fall 2021 term, with the Across the Universe course on a one-term break, we will be including several talks that address Earth’s immediate neighborhood and the further reaches of the observable universe.

Prior knowledge or technical expertise in math or science is not required. Just bring your questions and sense of wonder.

Fall 2021 Class Schedule

September 23

Jim Brock

The Science of Color

October 7

Judy Weis

Cognitive Ability in Animals

October 21

Steve Allen

Across the Universe: Inside the Atom, Part 3

November 4

Brenda Wilder

Serendipity in Science

November 18

Michael Hamburg

Across the Universe

December 2

Steve Allen

Cooperation and Cometition in Evolutionary Theory

December 16

Michael Hamburg

Across the Universe: TBA

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