Spiritual Materialism: Transcendent Encounters with the Sacred

A Conversation with Alan Lightman December 5, 2023

What is the origin of our transcendent experiences? How should we interpret feelings of being connected to nature and the cosmos, of being part of something larger than ourselves, of being overcome with awe and wonder? Can such feelings arise from the forces of natural selection and the human brain, or must they be derived from some all-powerful Creator?

Speakers

  • Steve Paulson Journalist and Executive Producer, TTBOOK
  • Alan Lightman Physicist and Professor of the Practice of the Humanities, MIT

Details

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023
  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • The Morgan Library & Museum
    225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016

About This Series

Spirituality in the Age of Science: Conversations on God, Transcendence & Mortality features Wisconsin Public Radio’s Steve Paulson in conversation with three leading thinkers who share their unique insights into the nature of spiritual experience, the quest for meaning and transcendence, and the question of consciousness beyond death.

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Highlights

  • Reconciling Religion with Science Dec 05, 2023 02:30 174
  • Exploring How the World Works Dec 05, 2023 04:41 229
  • The Survival Benefits of Being Attuned to Nature Dec 05, 2023 04:39 140
  • The Beauty of Mathematics Dec 05, 2023 03:35 181
  • The Two Most Powerful Forces Shaping Civilization Dec 05, 2023 04:11 323
  • Immortality and the Religious Impulse Dec 05, 2023 04:47 241
  • Experiencing the Sacred Dec 05, 2023 04:34 185
  • Can AI Have Spiritual Experiences? Dec 05, 2023 03:14 280
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