SSQII Telecast & Webcast from Boston on 10/22

From: Charles F. Austerberry (
Date: Wed Oct 17 2001 - 11:11:01 EDT

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    My apologies if this has already been announced. I did a search of the
    recent posts and didn't see it.
    Chuck Austerberry
    What do recent scientific discoveries mean for our understanding of human
    imagination, language, relationship, suffering, and even inhumanity?
    Answers from a wide array of scientific disciplines and spiritual
    traditions will be discussed in a live satellite telecast/audio webcast,
    "What Does It Mean to Be Human?", this Monday, October 22nd from 2:00 -
    8:00 PM central. The session is the centerpiece of the Science and the
    Spiritual Quest Boston Conference (SSQII) at Harvard Memorial Chapel
    ( ).

    Both the telecast and the webcast are interactive. Telecast downlink
    locations for the entire country are at . For the audio webcast, go to

    Online users can participate in open dialogue through a real-time chat
    option, which allows listeners to discuss conference topics with one
    another. Telecast viewers and webcast listeners can also submit questions
    to the panelists in Boston by FAX (617-496-9166), phone (866-763-5480) or
    e-mail (

    Featured panelists for "What Does it Mean to be Human?" include:

    Telecast Speakers:
    ... Paul Davies, Imperial College London and the University of Queensland
    ... Terrence Deacon, Boston University
    ... Jane Goodall, The Jane Goodall Institute
    ... William Newsome, Stanford University
    ... Thomas Odhiambo, African Academy of Sciences
    ... Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University

    Telecast Respondents:
    ... Brian Cantwell Smith, Duke University
    ... Praveen Chaudhari, IBM Research
    ... Ursula Goodenough, Washington University
    ... Brian Greene (invited), Columbia University
    ... Arthur Peacocke, Oxford University
    ... Robert Pollack, Columbia University


    2:00 - 3:45 pm Central
    "Near-Relatives and Neurons: Biological and Behavioral Bases for Humanity"
    featuring Jane Goodall, Ursula Goodenough, Robert Pollack, and William Newsome

    4:14 - 5:45 pm Central
    "Cosmos and Bios: Evolutionary Contexts of Humanity" featuring Paul
    Davies, Terrence Deacon, Trinh Thuan, and Arthur Peacocke

    6:15 - 6:45 Central
    "Making Robots, Making Reality: Technology and the Human Person" featuring
    Manuela Veloso and Brian Cantwell Smith

    7:00 - 8:00 pm Central
    "The Human Person in Community and Society"
    Thomas Odhiambo will discuss The Human Person in Science and the African
    Traditions Praveen Chaudhari will discuss The Human Person in Science and
    Eastern Traditions

    Charles (Chuck) F. Austerberry, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Biology
    Member, Prehealth Sciences Advisory Committee
    Creighton University
    2500 California Plaza
    Omaha, NE 68178
    Voice: (402)-280-2154 or -2321
    FAX: (402)-280-5595

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