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Announcing the MacLaurin Insitute's Summer Seminar, "The Problem with the Modern Self: Imagining Personhood in Light of Limitations, Disability, and Suffering"
August 2, 2011; 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Genes, Freedom, and God

Denis Alexanderis a molecular biologist and the emeritus director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge. He is also the author of a number of books on science and religion.

V. Elving Anderson Lecture Series
Location: Theater, St. Paul Student Center
2017 Buford Ave, Falcon Heights, MN 55108

(Paid parking is available in the nearby Gortner Avenue Ramp; free parking can be found on the streets adjacent to campus.)

Thursday, April 10, 6:00 p.m.
Theater, St. Paul Student Center (2017 Buford Ave, Falcon Heights, 55108)

We hear reports today that genes determine everything from religiosity to political affiliation. At the same time, recent developments in fields such as epigenetics suggest that our genetic makeup is more complicated than these reports imply. In this lecture, Dr. Alexander examines the challenges presented by contemporary genetics for religious visions of human freedom and moral responsibility.


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