Program & Schedule

Science & Mormonism: Cosmos, Earth, & Man
9 November 2013
Utah Valley Convention Center
Provo, Utah

Presented by The Interpreter Foundation
with contributing support from:

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8:30-9:00
Opening Session

Welcome
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw
Symposium Organizing Committee

Introductory Remarks
Daniel C. Peterson
President, The Interpreter Foundation

Introductory Remarks
Scott Gordon
President, FairMormon

9:00-10:30
Session Chair: Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Symposium Organizing Committee

Science vs. Religion: Can This Marriage Be Saved?
David H. Bailey
Berkeley National Laboratory (ret.) and University of California, Davis

Science, Religion, and Agency
Richard N. Williams
Founding Director, The Wheatley Institution, Brigham Young University

The Scale of Creation in Space and Time
John S. Lewis
Professor Emeritus of Planetary Sciences, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona and Chief Scientist, Deep Space Industries

10:30-11:00
Break

11:00-12:00
Session Chair: David H. Bailey, Symposium Organizing Committee

Joseph Smith and Modern Cosmology
Ron Hellings
Research Professor, Department of Physics, Montana State University

The Outer Solar System: A Window to the Creative Breadth of Divinity
Jani Radebaugh
Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University

12:00-1:00
Lunch Break

1:00-3:00
Session Chair: Jani Radebaugh, Symposium Organizing Committee

From All Eternity to All Eternity: Deep Time and the Gospel
Bart J. Kowallis
Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University

Answering New Atheism and Seeking a Sure Knowledge of God
Amy L. Williams
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia University

Science and Genesis: A Personal View
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw
Senior Research Scientist, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC)

Why Evolution and LDS Thought are Fully Compatible:
Overcoming our Suspicions of Science
Steven L. Peck
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Brigham Young University

3:00-3:30
Break

3:30-5:00
Session Chair: Michael R. Stark, Symposium Organizing Committee

Life Sciences Panel

Michael R. Stark
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University

Emily Bates
Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Bates Laboratory at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

R. Paul Evans
Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University

Steven L. Peck
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Brigham Young University

Trent D. Stephens
Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Embryology, Idaho State University