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Cosmos, God and People

Harald Lesch and Wilhelm Vossenkuhl speak at the invitation of the Görres Society and the Catholic Academy
Tuesday, 28.11.2023
by Adam Elsheimer, 1609

The universe fascinates us. With ever more precise physical methods, we are learning to penetrate ever deeper into its past, its complex mechaisms and dimensions. The larger the universe
the smaller we feel as human beings, as a "speck of dust in the vastness of space".

As human beings, we do not simply stand in amazement before the findings of astrophysics, for example, but rather they have an effect on our image of man and God: Are we not currently becoming increasingly aware of what we are gambling away if we - for example in view of the global ecological crisis - put the future of the earth at risk? Is there even a new kind of "reverence" for a universal God?
Creative power in view of the immense size and time dimension of the universe?

The prominent astrophysicist and natural philosopher Harald Lesch will give a lecture on these questions. Afterwards, he will talk with philosopher Wilhelm Vossenkuhl about the tense relationship between nature and the humanities.

Cooperation with:

Görres Gesellschaft - The event is part of the Science Year 2023 "Our Universe" initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Special note:

You can watch the video of the event on the YouTube channel of the Catholic Academy in Bavaria:Prof. Dr Harald Lesch: Cosmos, God and Man

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Datum und Uhrzeit Tuesday, 28.11.2023, 19.00

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Astrophysicist Harald Lesch discusses with philosopher Wilhelm Vossenkuhl
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