God, science and life on Earth
If your brain likes to chew on deep thoughts about the Big Picture, then you'll find no better treats than two upcoming lectures at Eckerd College.
On Sunday, University of Oxford scholar John Lennox, author of "God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?," will lecture on his view that modern science "most impressively supports traditional theistic religious belief," as an Eckerd press release puts it. Lennox recently tangled with leading atheist Richard Dawkins in a debate you can watch here.
On Nov. 13, Eckerd presents Harvard professor Edward O. Wilson, who'll give a talk on "The Future of Life." Wilson is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and recently launched "The Encyclopedia of Life," which aims to offer a Web site for each of the 1.8 million known species on the planet. Click here for a recent New York Times interview with Wilson.
Both lectures are free and open to the public. Lennox's begins at 8 p.m. in Fox Hall. Wilson's begins at 7:30 p.m. in Fox Hall. Eckerd is at 4200 54th Ave. S. For more information, call (727) 864-7979 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ron Matus, state education reporter