November 30, 2022 – Prof. Eric Smith

Date: Wednesday, November 30

Time: 12:30-1:30

Location: Tate 473

The last Christian Faculty Forum monthly meeting of fall semester will be held Wednesday, November 30, with Prof. Eric Smith as our speaker. Eric is an associate professor of physics at Georgia Military College. He received his Master’s Degree in Physics from Vanderbilt University where he was a member of the Supernova Cosmology Project, the co-discovers of dark energy. He has spoken on both scientific and apologetics topics at events sponsored by Reasons to Believe, The Areopagus Forum, and Ratio Christi . His topic will be How to Build a Habitable Planet (abstract below). The meeting will be held in Tate 473 from 12:30-1:30 .

Abstract: In recent years, astronomers have announced an ever-increasing number of “habitable planets,” planets they believe could be similar enough to Earth to maintain life. But what is it that makes these planets “habitable”, and could they be truly capable of supporting life as we know it? And what implications do these discoveries have concerning the uniqueness of our own world? We will look at a few of the many factors required for a planet to support life, see how these supposedly “Earth-like” planets fall short, and gain a greater appreciation for the fine-tuning of Earth to support life.

A light lunch will be served to everyone who sends in their RVP by 5 pm, Tuesday, November 29, by filling out the form below.


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