onsdag den 9. maj 2012

Vil ETI-kontakt skabe religiøse problemer?

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Forum for Existence and Science / The Copenhagen University Network Science and Religion
In collaboration with Center for Theology and Christian Semantics

Professor Ted Peters

Thursday may 31th    16-18 pm
The faculty of Theology , auditorium 11
Købmagergade 46


What might be the likely impact of confirmed discovery of extraterrestrial life—microbial or intelligent life—on terrestrial religion? Many have speculated that the anthropocentrism and earthcentrism which allegedly have characterized our religious traditions would be confronted with a crisis. This presentation will summarize the results of the Peters Religious Crisis Survey of 1325 respondents. This survey shows that the majority of adherents to Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism demonstrate little or no anxiety regarding the prospect of contact with extraterrestrial life, even if they express some doubts regarding their respective religious tradition and the traditions of others. This presentation will also identify some of the theological debates likely to break out over the question: are we alone in the universe?

Ted Peters is a Lutheran pastor as well as Professor of Systematic Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, USA. He co-edits the journal, Theology and Science, published by Routledge for the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences and is an author of many books on the science-theology relationship.

The lecture is a public event concluding a seminar at the CTNS
After the lecture there will be a reception