Celebrating Darwin and Galileo – a conference in Hyderabad, India – 14-15 February 2009

  • post Type / Conferences
  • Date / 7 February 2009

The conference is arranged under the aegis of IHEU and co-organised by Manava Vikasa Vedika and Jana Vignana Vedika. Venue: Auditorium of the Indian Institute for Chemical Technology, Uppal Road, Tarnaka, Hyderabad, India.

14 February: Darwin

  • Who was Darwin and what exactly is Darwin’s Theory of Evolution?
  • How did Darwin’s theory change the world?
  • How do contemporary religions view Darwin’s theory?
  • What are the latest developments and debates in evolutionary theory?
  • What is intelligent design and does it have a scientific basis?

15 February: Galileo

  • The extraordinary life of Galileo
  • Galileo and the Inquisition
  • Galileo’s contributions to the world of science
  • Our latest understanding of the Universe
  • Solar eclipses and other celestial phenomena
  • The claims of astrology and the astrologer’s universe
  • Atrategies for promoting the scientific temper

Conference languages: English and Telegu

Registration fee: Rs. 100 per person, including lunch and tea on both days.

For details and registration:
Manava Vikasa Vedika 9490419044
Jana Vignana Vedika 9849453977

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