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Judaism, Science, and Technology

Dates: Oct. 18 | Oct. 25 | Nov. 1 | Nov. 8 | Nov. 15
Time: Sun., 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Cost: $100

The power and promise of modern science and technology is increasingly allowing human beings to do—even to be—whatever we want. But is it morally right to do whatever we have the power to do? As we gain ever greater control over nature, what will guide our choices individually and collectively? This is the central ethical dilemma determining what the human future will look like, or even whether there will be a human future at all. In this seminar course, we will explore the intellectual roots and defining challenges of our technological age, and then examine some distinctly Jewish responses to the meaning of our new scientific powers over nature and human nature.