During this semi-silent retreat, Georgia Tech professor John Cressler, will unpack the fascinating, evolving dialogue between science and religion/spirituality. Professor Cressler covers scientific topics in a friendly, easy-to-understand format that explores the marvels of modern science (e.g. cosmology, biology, the quantum realm, etc.) and what those discoveries mean for religion/spirituality and the future of humanity. During this captivating retreat, Professor Cressler emphasizes the use of scientific findings to deepen and enhance our own spirituality. You’ve never heard science and spirituality discussed like this before!
This is a semi-silent retreat. Aside from times of group conversation, retreatants are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals.
Dr. John D. Cressler is the Schlumberger Chair Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Ken Byers Teaching Fellow in Science and Religion at Georgia Tech. He received his B.S. from Georgia Tech and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. Before joining the faculty at Georgia Tech in 2002, he spent 10 years on the faculty at Auburn University. One of Cressler’s passions is speaking on technical topics to non-technical audiences, and on non-technical topics to technical audiences, of which he does both quite a bit. The former began in earnest with the release of his book Silicon Earth (now in its 2nd Edition), which introduces microelectronics and nanotechnology and their societal impact to general audiences.
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