A little coffee and reflection on the Science and Religion Luncheon Today at WTU.
Twenty five of us came together to have lunch and then to listen to Fr. Jim Salmon of Loyola College speak of the famous Jesuit paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin and complexification! This is not a topic for the faint-hearted.
Salmon is a Jesuit. He has taught both Chemistry and Theology at Loyola and elsewhere. There were many scientists in the group and they asked probing questions on the science underlying current views of Chardin’s thinking. Likewise views on metaphysics were in play.
The basic lecture was accessible to the uninitiated but the discussion drew in the specialist.
One hardly needs coffee if one is listening to such a stimulating discussion.