No século 21, quem diria: Darwin, natureza, humanidade e Deus (Argh, isso é como cometer um assassinato epistêmico!)

sábado, maio 23, 2009

Darwin in the 21st Century: Nature, Humanity, and God

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values
and the Science, Theology and the Ontological Quest project present

Darwin in the 21st Century:
Nature, Humanity, and God

November 1–3, 2009
University of Notre Dame
Center for Continuing Education, McKenna Hall
Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

This international conference is devoted to evolutionary theory in its scientific, anthropological, philosophical, and theological dimensions as a contribution to the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species. Download conference postcard (PDF).

Featured Speakers

Gennaro Auletta, Gregorian University, Rome

Francisco Ayala, University of California, Irvine

William Carroll, Blackfriars, Oxford University

Celia Deane-Drummond, University of Chester

Jean Gayon, University of Paris

Paul Griffiths, University of Sydney

Kenneth Miller, Brown University

Alessandro Minelli, University of Padua

Sandra Mitchell, University of Pittsburgh

Simon Conway Morris, Cambridge University

Robert Richards, University of Chicago

Bernard Wood, George Washington University

Archbishop Jozef Zycinski, University of Lublin, Poland

Conference Goals

examine the present state of theoretical discussion of evolutionary theory within the biological sciences reflect on the future directions of evolutionary theory through interdisciplinary discussions by scientists, social scientists, philosophers of science, and theologians explore issues at the intersection of evolutionary theory for our understanding of human nature develop interdisciplinary dialogue involving theology, philosophy, and evolutionary biology to form new perspectives on evolutionary science, Christian humanism, and the theology of creation.

Call for Papers

20 minute contributed papers on topics of relevance to the conference themes will be accepted for simultaneous sessions on November 2 and 3. Abstracts of 200 words and brief C.V.s are due by June 12, with notification of acceptance by June 19. Abstracts and proposals should be emailed to

Event Sponsors

John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values
Science, Theology and the Ontological Quest Project
University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters
University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts
Interdisciplinary Program in Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment, and Society
For more information, call the University of Notre Dame’s Reilly Center at 574.631.5015 or email the center at