My neck is aching from the strain of staring up at the computer; all three of my pairs of computer glasses are currently lost, so I have to use the bottoms of my bifocals and I've been working intensely at the computer for the last few hours. That's the bad news. The good news is that it looks like Catholic Scholars at UD is going to host two events at the upcoming Ethics and Life Sciences conference at UD in October. Dr. Alfonso Gomez-Lobo has accepted our invitation and has been working with us by email from Chile to work out the details. Here is how it is shaping up so far:
Thursday, October 21, Inquiry for Truth dialogue: Theology of a Few? A Dialogue on Therapeutic Cloning.
The Inquiry for Truth dialogues have been going on since 1995, sponsored by Church and Campus Connection and Secular Student Alliance. This will be the first time Catholic Scholars has been a sponsor.
Saturday, October 23, Panel Discussion at conference proper: Science, Religion and Bioethics: Strange Bedfellows or Compatible Threesome? Dr. G-L never bases his bioethical arguments on religious presuppositions, but all of his bioethical positions are consonant with Catholic moral teaching. Hopefully this will poke holes in the hoary but still passionately held (by some, including scholars who ought to know better) idea that religion and science are at loggerheads.