Los Alamos Faith And Science Forum June 6: Introduction … Why Study Evolution?

Scene from Dan Winske’s 2017 presentation for the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum. Courtesy photo


Dan Winske kicks-off the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum summer series Wednesday, June 6, by speaking to the title: “Introduction: Why Study Evolution?

This first talk of the 2018 Summer Series introduces its overall theme “Purposeful Evolution” by asking: What is evolution? Why study it now? And why are science and religion mostly congenial except when discussing evolution? Dr. Winske also presents a preview of the upcoming lectures and information about the external speaker, Dr. Dennis Venema.

The main goal in this summer’s Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum lectures is to bring the community up to date on the latest views about evolution.

The meetings will follow the usual format: light supper at 6 p.m., talk at 6:30 p.m., followed by questions for the speaker and then table discussions. These talks will be in the Fellowship Hall of the Unitarian Church at 1738 N Sage Loop in Los Alamos).

Dr. Winske is a retired Laboratory Fellow, who specializes in theoretical and computational plasma physics, mostly applied to phenomena in space. He came to the Laboratory in 1974 after graduating with a PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He retired in 2006, failed retirement several times and since 2012 has been a Guest Scientist. Dr. Winske is a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

The Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (LAF&SF) is an incorporated 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization seeking to understand faith and science and how they fit together. The website is www.lafsf.org.


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