Husserl and Heidegger


A few years ago a internet film titled "Zeitgeist" achieved fame in the world wide web. The film presented three major events/movements which have influenced society (Christianity, September 11th Attacks, Banking system) and argued that they are nothing more than conspiracies aimed at the goal of social control. Of interest to me was the first part which argued that there was no historical Jesus, instead there is onlu a Jesus based on a conglomerate of Egyptian myths. Few responses to the film have been adequate and today I found one of them. Here is a very good point by point response. Also, check out Gregory Boyd's work Jesus Legend: A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition for a good counter argument to arguments similar to the Zeitgeist film. Even (Christ Myth advocate) Robert Price recommends it!


Faith and Science

Providence College Lectures 2009

(Announcement from the Providence website.) Faith and science are both interested in the origins of the world, but these different factions seem to disagree an awful lot. Could they ever work together?

At the upcoming Providence College Lectures, guest lecturer, Dr. Glen Klassen will present A Scientist Reflects on How God Makes the World. He will be exploring topics on how traditional ideas of creation are challenged by the scientific approach and will ask the question, “is there any middle ground between Creationism and Darwinism?”

Klassen taught “molecular evolution” for many years at the University of Manitoba and researched the evolution of the ribosomal gene cluster with the help of graduate students. He is now an adjunct professor of biology at Canadian Mennonite University and is a member of the Fort Garry Evangelical Mennonite Church. Over the years, Klassen has occasionally published and spoken in the area of faith and science.

A panel discussion will follow Klassen’s lectures featuring Providence College and Seminary President Gus Konkel. Konkel has also expressed a passion for science saying, “It is rational to ask the why question if intelligent design was part of the earth from the beginning. It makes even more sense if that intelligent design is personal, with a personal interest in other persons.”

The lectures will be on Thursday, November 19, beginning at 9:00 am in the Reimer Student Life Centre. Admission is free and no registration is required.
9:00 Traditional Ideas of Creation Challenged by the Scientific Approach
10:30 How Some Scholars are Trying to Turn the Clock Back on Darwin (Intelligent Design)
1:00 Is There Any Middle Ground between Creationism and Darwinism?
2:30 Panel Discussion: Providence College Faculty and Students (Chuck Vandergraaf, Gus Konkel, Bruce Duggan, Jordan Byggdin)
All Philosophy Foosballers are encouraged to attend! - Dr. V