2013 Annual Shoemaker Lecture: David Brin

Oct 1
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The BEYOND Center is pleased to announce
The 2013 Annual Eugene Shoemaker Memorial Lecture
Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 | 7:00pm | MUR 101, ASU Main
"Humanity's Place in a Very Strange Universe"
Presented by David Brin
Award-winning science fiction author

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http://beyond.asu.edu... (links may not be active on this PAMG note, give it a shot)


ABSTRACT
Our compulsion to make "sense of it all" used to be satisfied by myths and faith. Today, we probe for evidence that leads in surprising directions. As we learn about the intelligence of higher animals, the uniqueness of human sapience stands out. Just when we seem mentally ready to meet alien life, the cosmos suddenly looks stark and empty. New technologies may enhance... or replace... our definitions of personhood. And iconoclasts offer the disturbing theory that "the universe is all a simulation." Four hundred years after Giordano Bruno was burned for asking questions like these, are we bound upon the greatest adventure of all?
Official invitation to follow.
This is a free event, open to the public.
Thank you for your interest.

ADRIANA FONTES | Program Manager | BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science | Arizona State University | P.O. Box 871504 | Tempe, AZ 85287

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