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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

RELG 2800 - Religion, Science, and Technology

Hours: 3
Both religion and science respond to the human drive to understand the universe and our place in it, though these two approaches differ in significant ways. Exploring a variety of exciting and thought-provoking intersections among religion, science, and technology. Topics may include: the limits of knowledge and perception, religious and scientific approaches to the nature of consciousness, near-death experiences from spiritual and medical perspectives, artificial intelligence, views of human origins, perspectives on extraterrestrial life, how technological advances change and shape religion, topics in bioethics, and debates about the nature of truth and reality. Drawing perspectives from a variety of traditions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Native American, and possibly others), and more clearly defining our own views about human place and purpose in the world.