A Magi Project event
Gold Mass for catholic scientists, feast of St. Albert the great –– 15 November, 2018

Rev. Dr. thomas davenport, o.P.

Gold Masses are for Catholics who are or have been involved with science, including scientists, retired or former scientists, science teachers at any level, science graduate students and undergraduate science majors, as well as all of those with an interest in science, formal or informal. Our guest homilist was Rev. Dr. Thomas Davenport, O.P. Fr Davenport studied physics at the California Institute of Technology and went on to earn a PhD in physics from Stanford University, before following his vocation to be a Dominican priest.

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God, aquinas, and the search for alien life –– November 2018

food for thought

What can a 12th Century Monk tells us about extraterrestrial life? What are some of the philosophical and theological questions and implications surrounding the search for extraterrestrial life? Which, if any, do you consider to be important?

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carl Sagan, the vatican astronomers, and the search for extraterrestrial life in our solar system –– 8 November, 2018

Prof. Jonathan lunine

Prof. Lunine’s personal journey along the dual paths of an academic career in solar system physics to fulfill his childhood dream, and an unexpected spiritual journey to the Catholic faith.

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A Magi Project seminar
Creation Ex Nihilo –– 24-29 June, 2018

This Magi summer seminar invited a small cohort of graduate students to Philadelphia for an intensive course led by eminent scholars across disciplines of physics, philosophy, and theology. It was a dynamic forum in which students, academics, faculty, and interested members of the public came together to discuss questions on the beginning of the universe. 

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Science and Religion: The Myth of Conflict –– 24 April, 2018

Prof. Stephen Barr

It is widely supposed that science and faith are inherently incompatible and historically have been at war. In Professor Barr's talk, it will be shown that this is a myth based largely on bad history and misunderstandings of traditional religious concepts.

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DARWIN, GOD, AND THE COSMOS: IS FAITH STILL RELEVANT IN A SCIENTIFIC WORLD? –– 30 November, 2018

Prof. Ken Miller

Modern science has its roots in western religious thought and owes some of its greatest discoveries to scientists who themselves were people of faith.

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