[asa] seminar on Nanotechnology and Human Nature: Thur. Feb. 22, 3:30

From: Loren Haarsma <lhaarsma@calvin.edu>
Date: Thu Feb 15 2007 - 08:54:01 EST

For the Grand Rapids, Michigan area:

At Calvin College
      Thursday, Feb. 22, 3:30 PM in Science Building room 010.

Title: Naturalism, Nanotechnology, and Our "Post-human" Future:
              A Reformed Perspective

Speaker: Charles Adams, Dean of the Natural Sciences and Professor of
    Engineering, Dordt College; Association of Reformed Institutions
    of Higher Education (ARIHE) Lecturer, 2006-2008.

  Advances in technology at the end of the twentieth century have provoked
some scholars to predict a future where humans and computers merge to
evolve an immortal, post-human "life form" that is free and capable of
defining its own "nature." Others react against such "brave new world"
scenarios with horror at the prospect of "losing our essential humanity."
What does it mean to be human? What are the limitations and the potential
of technology with respect to shaping our humanity? This lecture will
begin to offer answers to those questions by contrasting a Reformed
Christian worldview with the worldviews of naturalism and by suggesting
how elements of naturalistic worldviews have too often corrupted Christian
worldviews on science and technology.

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