There will be a special Boston chapter meeting on Friday, April 8 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at the Ken Olsen Science Center at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. This evening is a farewell tribute to Randy Isaac, now Executive Director Emeritus as well as an introduction to newly appointed Executive Director Leslie Wickman. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to meet and hear from the ASA Executive Council who will be in Boston for their annual council meeting.
The plan is to host a cheese/crackers/fruit reception from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm, a series of speeches in the auditorium from 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm, and a dessert reception from 8:15 pm to 9 pm following the meeting. Our intention is to live stream the meeting portion from 7:15 to 8:15pm EDT, recording it for later viewing as well.
This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to send your farewell wishes to Randy for his 11 years of exemplary and servant leadership. In addition, you'll have a chance to meet and greet Leslie Wickman as she begins her role as ASA's next executive director. You'll hear from both Randy and Leslie; sharing their views of what they consider to be the key rewards and challenges in integrating faith and science in today's society.
Please RSVP your attendance at this link by Monday, April 4 so we can plan accordingly.
Is the Conflict Between Science and Religion Real?
Leslie Wickman, ASA Fellow
Leslie holds a PhD in Human Factors and Biomechanics from Stanford University and has been at Azusa Pacific University for 17 years where she headed the department of Engineering and Computer Science. In April 2015 she published her book "God of the Big Bang: How Modern Science Confirms the Creator."
Are science and religion really at odds with each other? Or is there common ground for a meaningful dialog in today's marketplace of ideas? Questions of probabilities, random chance and the multiverse hypothesis are discussed.
Gordon College KOSC Room 124
Thursday January 14, 2016
Click here for a copy of the slides that were shown.
Click here for the mp3 audio.
Mystery of the Cosmological Constants: Evidence for the Existence of God?
Yes: Walter Bradley
No: Randy Isaac
ASA Fellows Walter Bradley and Randy Isaac discussed the implications of the amazing precision of the cosmological constants.
Friday Oct 2, 2015 7:00PM to 9:30PM at the Thirsty Ear pub at MIT
1. ASA Fellow Craig Story introduced the topic and Walter Bradley who gave the opening talk. The audio file is here and his slides can be seen here. This photo shows Walter starting his presentation.
2. Then Craig introduced Randy Isaac who gave a response. His audio file is here and the photo during his presentation.
3. Finally, there was a half-hour of Q&A which you can hear here and see them in action.
Douglas Lauffenburger, chair of bioengineering at MIT
The God of Ebola? Faith, Science, and Sickness
Lucas Mix, priest and evolutionary biologist, led a discussion on the place of Ebola in creation. How do we think about natural dangers?
Copy of slides March 6, 2015
WHAT IS LIFE?
Lucas Mix talks about the definition of life
ON THE NATURE OF SCIENCE
Owen Gingerich presents three lectures. Note: The book based on these lectures is now available from Harvard University Press.