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Symposium on “Catholic Scientists, Expertise, and Bioethics”, Birmingham, AL, on Oct 29.

October 29, 2022 at 6:30 pm

There will be a Symposium in Birmingham, AL, on “Catholic Scientists, Expertise, and Bioethics” on Saturday, October 29th at 6:30 pm in Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall (1728 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209.)

Synopsis: This event will feature three distinguished guests discussing the beauty and challenges facing God’s people concerning science, expertise, bioethics and definitions of life. Dr. Joshua Reeves, PhD, will explore what supports and inhibits the people of the church from listening to experts. What is an expert and how is an expert different from the scientific consensus? Deacon Neal Kay, M.D. will then focus on the challenges of making moral choices concerning modern biology and medicine and its impact on daily life. We will close with renowned embryologist,  Dr. Maureen Condic, PhD, presenting how biological organization affects the “humanness” of biological material such as cells, organs, to grown person. Dr. Condic is a member of the Board of Directors of SCS. The discussion will be moderated by Paul Wiget, PhD, President of the Society of Catholic Scientists Birmingham Chapter, which is sponsoring the event.

Hors d’oeuvres, Beer, Wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

This event is sponsored by the Birmingham Chapter of SCS and is partially funded by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

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