EVENING WITH AN AUTHOR-David Weintraub "Religions and Extraterrestrial Life"
Space, the final frontier...
Come and beat the winter cold by enjoying a celebrated Vanderbilt professor and author discuss life on other planets and religion. Explore new worlds and meet new friends at our meet and greet at 5:30 on Thursday, February 12. Author talk begins at 6:00 p.m.
David A. Weintraub, Professor of Astronomy at Vanderbilt University, discusses his book, Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?
In the twenty-first century, the debate about life on other worlds is quickly changing from the realm of speculation to the domain of hard science. Within a few years, as a consequence of the rapid discovery by astronomers of planets around other stars, astronomers very likely will have discovered clear evidence of life beyond the Earth. Such a discovery of extraterrestrial life will change everything. Weintraub guides readers on an invigorating tour of the world’s most widely practiced religions. It reveals what, if anything, each religion has to say about the possibility that extraterrestrial life exists and how, or if, a particular religion would work on other planets in distant parts of the universe.
Event is open to the public. Books will be available for signing. Enjoy a cash bar with our Cosmic Cosmo specialty drink. Vanderbilt employees are encouraged to take the shuttle to the club due to limited parking. RSVP by February 10 to 615-322-8564 or email at [email protected].