5:15 p.m. | Gold Mass for Scientists and Engineers (but all are welcome) | Basilica of the Sacred Heart | Rev. Terrence Ehrman, C.S.C., Ph.D.
6:15 p.m. | Reception (light refreshments) | Jordan Hall of Science Galleria
7:15 p.m. | Edison Lecture | 105 Jordan Hall of Science | Rev. Terrence Ehrman, C.S.C., Ph.D. | Phillip Sloan, Professor Emeritus in the Program of Liberal Studies and Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science
Technoscience and Human Transcendence: Interfacing Biotechnology and Catholic Faith
Stemming from the heritage of Francis Bacon from the 17th century, the modern blend of material culture, scientific rationality, economics, and technology – commonly designated as technoscience – has posed some of the deepest challenges to Catholic Christian anthropology today. Prof. Phillip Sloan will suggest avenues for reasserting human theological uniqueness in the context of a technoscience that reduces life to states of matter that can be manipulated by biotechnology.