MIDWEST SKEPTICS SOCIETY:
"Did God Create the
Universe?" premiere of the "Curiosity" series by
S Hawking. This coming Sat, Jan 14, 7pm at Perkins.
I haven't seen this film yet, but Iggy says it's great!
COME JOIN US FOR A FUN NIGHT AND GO OUT AFTERWARDS TO A NEARBY PUB FOR MORE TALK AND FUN.
Come watch this exciting film with us!
"Did God Create the Universe?" is the premiere episode of the new Discovery series "Curiosity," which will air concurrently on TLC
and Animal Planet, and there is something hopeful about that. Even in these jaded times, God manages to trump sex, aliens, evil and the panoply of other tantalizing topics that will be explored in future episodes, while, in the world of Discovery anyway, Stephen Hawking,
who's featured in the episode,
remains a bigger name than Robin Williams
, Samuel Jackson, Maggie Gyllenhaal
or any of the other A-listers who participated in subsequent episodes.
"I recently published a book that asked if God created the universe. It caused something of a stir," Hawking, 69, begins on the episode. (The "stir", in fact, was religious leaders denouncing his book's conclusion that God was unnecessary to the universe.) On the show, he takes
viewers on a walk through humanity's history of appraising our place in the universe, from Vikings facing down eclipses to the laws of modern cosmology
, which explain the origin and structure of universe. "I believe the discovery of these laws is mankind's greatest achievement," he says.
We'll go out for drinks and more conversation afterwards.
Cole Morgan [address removed] [masked]