Science And Culture
LAS 246 - Science And Culture3 hours Diverse scientific views of the world can greatly influence popular culture—the collection of perspectives, attitudes and images that influence the way individuals in that culture determine what works and what doesn’t work. The discoveries of some theoretical physicists have influenced the way those of us in a Western culture think about how the world works. It started with Isaac Newton’s theory of classical mechanics, which held sway as the way to construct successful organizations. The concepts of string theory have the same influence today. In this seminar, we will compare our own assumptions of how things work in our faith traditions and cultures through the lenses of various scientific theories.