Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Join ASA or sign up
Sign In
Sign In securely

3/18/2018 » 3/22/2018
American Chemical Society Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA

3/23/2018 » 3/25/2018
Conference on Science and Christianity 2019, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia

Evangelical Network for Human Sciences, Paris, France

4/4/2018 » 4/7/2018
Theistic Evolution: Why or Why Not?, Bryn Mawr, PA

4/6/2018 » 4/7/2018
“Quantum Mechanics and Christianity,” Pittsburgh, PA

Group HomeGroup HomeGroup PagesDirectory & Features Join Group
Share |

November 22, 2013
ASA Boston Chapter Meeting
Thirsty Ear
 Audio (mp3) |Slides (pdf) |Handout (pdf)

Finding New Life: How do definitions of life shape both faith and science?

Rev. Dr. Lucas Mix explored the history of the question "What is Life?" with an eye toward its impact on Christianity and modern science. The presentation looks briefly at Biblical, Aristotelian, Medieval, Mechanical, and Modern definitions, then asks whether they are compatible with our theology and/or useful in the search for new forms of life. Dr. Mix holds a doctorate in evolutionary biology from Harvard and has spent many years working with the NASA Astrobiology Institute on interdisciplinary communication. He is also an Episcopalian priest and theologian, currently studying the definition of life at Harvard.