PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS
This year’s Fall Science Read is The Accidental Universe by Alan Lightman.
Wednesdays in October, 12:00 TO 1:15 PM
Location: Morrell Meeting Room
Professor Emeritus Guy Emery
Bowdoin College Physics Dept
Professor Scott Sehon
Bowdoin College Philosophy Dept
Alan Lightman via YouTube
Google Talk October 2014
Professor Robert Morrison
Bowdoin College Religion Dept
Sponsored by Cornerstones of Science.
And I think of the night-blooming cereus, a plant that looks like a leathery weed most of the year. But for one night each summer its flower opens to reveal silky white petals, which encircle yellow lacelike threads, and another whole flower like a tiny sea anemone within the outer flower. By morning, the flower has shriveled. One night of the year, as delicate and fleeting as a life in the universe.
— Alan Lightman, The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew