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Engineering and Metaphysics 2012 Conference to feature Walter Bradley as speaker

Here: Tulsa, Oklahoma (Oral Roberts University campus), June 15-16, 2012, abstracts due March 31, 2012.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Walter Bradley, Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Baylor University, will be giving the plenary talks at this years’ conference!
About the Conference

In 2000, some of the world’s most eminent scientists and philosophers (including Walter Bradley, Simon Conway Morris, Alvin Plantinga, Michael Behe, and others) gathered together on the campus of Baylor University to discuss nature’s ultimate reality – in other words, its metaphysics. The resulting Nature of Nature conference sparked great discussions within many areas of science and philosophy. The goal of the Engineering and Metaphysics conference is to take the question one step further and ask, how does the ultimate reality of nature influence engineering practice, and what does the field of engineering have to say about the nature of reality?

Engineering deals not only with the equations that govern the basic building materials (whether they be structural, mechanical, electronic, or computational), but also with the larger scope of reality – namely the people who interact with them. This conference explores ways in which non-reductionistic views of humanity influence and impact engineering and design disciplines. It also considers how topics from the field of engineering might shed light on metaphysical questions. It covers aspects of humanity including creativity, intention, ritual, morality, and spirituality, and how they impact engineering design decisions. Find out more about engineering and metaphysics.

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3 Responses to Engineering and Metaphysics 2012 Conference to feature Walter Bradley as speaker

  1. Here is a very good talk from 2000 that Dr. Bradley gave at a Veritas forum;

    Creation of the Cosmos – Walter Bradley – video
    http://vimeo.com/9238831

    Here is a shorter clip of the talk:

    The Underlying Mathematical Foundation Of The Universe -Walter Bradley – video
    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4491491

    As well I stumbled across this recent upload by Veritas which, due to the animated nature of the speaker, looks like it will fun to watch later;

    The Acts of the Apostles – Bruce Kuhn – video
    http://vimeo.com/35814436

  2. I attempted to read his book on life’s origins (from 1984) and discovered I needed a background in chemistry to understand it.

  3. Hi Barb, you may find this paper by Dr. Bradley much easier to read. And yet even though the paper is written for us ‘laymen’ to read, I found its reach in understanding to be profound!

    How the Recent Discoveries Support a Designed Universe
    Dr. Walter L. Bradley
    http://www.leaderu.com/real/ri9403/evidence.html

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