Evening Conversation with Bill Newsome in Washington, DC

Date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
National Press Club
Holeman Lounge 529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045

An Evening Conversation with Bill Newsome

Mind, Matter, and Our Maker: Neuroscience and Faith

We hope you will join us on Wednesday, November 8th for an Evening Conversation with Dr. William "Bill" Newsome on "Mind, Matter, and Our Maker: Neuroscience and Faith." Responding to Dr. Newsome will be Professor of Philosophy Tim O'Connor.

Bill Newsome is the Vincent V.C. Woo Director of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Harman Family Provostial Professor and is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. He is a leading investigator in the fields of visual and cognitive neuroscience, and co-chaired the NIH working group that planned the US national BRAIN initiative. Dr. Newsome has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying visual perception and simple forms of decision-making. 

Tim O'Connor is the Ewing Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University. He has held visiting fellowships at the universities of Notre Dame, St. Andrews, and Oxford. He is the author or editor of seven volumes on such topics as free will, time and personhood, structure in the physical world, and God, science, and the rationality of religious belief.

This event is part of our four-part Evening Conversation series on "Discovery and Doxology," which is made possible through the support of a grant from the Templeton Religion Trust. The "Discovery and Doxology" series features renowned scientists, philosophers, and theologians in conversation on the ways that scientific discovery and spiritual knowledge are complementary and together contribute to a greater sense of wonder and worship.

​We hope you will join us for wine, hors d'oeuvres, and conversation at the National Press Club.

Trinity Forum Society Members: $10
Non-Members: $20

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