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Massimo Pigliucci Speaks in Oak Ridge on Thursday
The next meeting of the Oak Ridge Forum on Religion and Science is scheduled for Thursday, April 8, 2004, in the A&B room of the Oak Ridge Civic Center.

Massimo Pigliucci will discuss "Science and Religion: Friends, Foes or Apples and Oranges?" A social session is planned for 11:00 am, followed by a buffet lunch at 11:30 am catered by the Soup Kitchen, and then by the following event.

Science and Religion have been at odds since the beginning of modern science in the 16th century. Lately several parties have urged a re-unification, or at least a constructive truce. Dr. Pigliucci examines whether the relation between science and religion is warming up, and whether such a rapprochement should occur.

Prof Pigliucci at present is Executive Vice President of the Society for the Study of Evolution and a professor in the Departments of Botany and of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology in UTK. He has accepted a position at SUNY-Stony Brook on Long Island, in the Department of Ecology & Evolution, where he will move during the summer. His professional writings can be found at www.genotypebyenvironment.org, while his essays on science and philosophy for the public are atwww.rationallyspeaking.org.

Spouses and friends are cordially invited as well. We will appreciate your sending the names and e-addresses of those of your acquaintance who might be interested so that we may send invitations to them.

The cost of lunch and incidentals for this event is $7.00 per person. We ask that you notify us by e-mail torritchie16@comcast.net by Wednesday, April 7th, with the number in your party that expect to attend. Alternatively a phone call to 483-8998 with this information will be appreciated. Since the A&B room will serve only 60 people in a buffet lunch we encourage your early reservation.

We solicit your suggestions about topics and speakers for future meetings of the FRS.

A fine Website for the FRS is under construction by Josh Hurst at www.oakridgefrs.net. We encourage you to send us suggestions of relevant material for inclusion.

G. S. Hurst
R. H. Ritchie

Posted by pking
Apr. 02, 2004