"At the primordial big bang, matter-energy appears, with the remarkable capacity to generate heavier elements and complexity. Life explodes on Earth, with DNA discovering, storing, and transferring information, escalating biodiversity and biocomplexity. The human genius is radically novel, hyper-immensely complex. Ideas pass cumulatively from mind to mind. Those at the center of complex caring intelligence wonder, Is there sacred Logos in and with such breakthrough creativity?"
"Three Big Bangs:
Matter-Energy, Life, Mind"
Presented by: Dr. Holmes Rolston III
University Distinguished Professor and
Professor of Philosophy Emeritus
Colorado State University
October 16, 2012
6 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Lecture
Carol Grotnes Belk Main Room
The William Henry Belk Center
The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required, and we encourage you to make your reservation at your earliest convenience and no later than October 8th. Please call 910-277-3968 and leave a voicemail message that names each attendee or email email@example.com, write McNair Lecture in the subject, and list each attendee. Space will be limited.
Rolston has written eight books, including Three Big Bangs: Matter-Energy, Life, Mind; Genes, Genesis and God: Philosophy Gone Wild; Environmental Ethics; and, Science and Religion: A Critical Survey. He has written chapters in 80 additional books and more than 100 articles. His work has been cited and discussed in print by scholars more than 2,000 times. An intellectual biography, Saving Creation: Nature and Faith in the Life of Holmes Rolston III, was written by Christopher J. Preston.
Rolston was awarded the Templeton Prize in Religion in 2003, with the award presented by Prince Philip in Buckingham Palace. He was awarded the Mendel Medal by Villanova University in 2005 and delivered the Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh in 1997-1998.
Rolston has spoken as a distinguished lecturer on all seven continents, including the 28th Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College authorized by the Nobel Foundation.