Past Meetup

Colloquium: Creation vs. The Big Bang

This Meetup is past

8 people went

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

Manteca Library

320 W Center St · Manteca, CA

How to find us

Use the library entrance on Center Street.

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Relying on the Big Bang Theory, Professor Park will present novel objections against the modern day rendition of the Kalām cosmological argument for God's existence (often raised by Christian Apologist William Lane Craig).

The conclusion is reached that this cosmological argument and several of its variants do not lead us to believe that there is inevitably a supernatural cause to the universe.

Dr. John J. Park is an assistant professor of philosophy at California State University, Sacramento. He received his PhD in philosophy from Duke University. His research interests are in philosophy of religion, ethics, and philosophy of mind and cognitive science.

🎟 About the Free Event

This is a free event, open to the public, at the Manteca Library. Those of all worldviews and faiths are welcome.

Doors open at 7:15 PM and our featured talk starts shortly after. We expect most Colloquiums to last until about 8:15 PM followed by mingling and cleanup.

Water and snacks are provided. Parking is free. Suggested donations of $10 to support this and future colloquiums are appreciated.

🍜 Dinner Before

For those interested in joining us for dinner, head to the GK Mongolian BBQ (1039 S Main St) prior to the event.

People typically arrive around 6:00 and leave at 6:50 to start setting up at the Manteca Library.