Monday, February 25
Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 7:00 PM
Chautauqua Community HouseSold Out
Most people alive today have spent their entire existence within the Space Age; a time encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology and the cultural developments influenced by these events.
The more we learn about outer space, the more we understand how our inner space was shaped by it. As such, some ethnologists have proposed that a new mythology is the expected result of that understanding. Which world view should we embrace? Belief in mythology, or understanding of science? What are some salient features of the cosmos that help us understand our inner space?
The transformation of our culture by technology, coupled with new insights of our planetary neighbors and beyond, provide a test of our ability to construct new mythologies to explain it all to the human mind.
Join Dr. Stephen J. Mojzsis as he explores how our new discoveries of outer space have shaped our understandings of inner space.
Speaker: Dr. Stephen J. Mojzsis is a professor of Geology and director of the Collaborative for Research in Origins (CriO) in the department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His fields of interest include geobiology, geochronology and cosmochemistry.
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