Friday, April 28 | Services 6:00-7:00 pm | Dinner at 7:15 pm | Lecture at 7:30 pm
Dinner: $20/adult, $10/child | Register here by April 20
Services and lecture are free and open to the public
What were the origins of scientific racism and bias at the start of the scientific revolution? This talk will analyze two distinct philosophies that will give birth to the eugenics movement, early modern anthropology and the philosophy of cultural progressivism, and connect the threads to the origins of modern science in the 16th and 17th centuries.
John P. Slattery, PhD
John P. Slattery is the Director of the Carl G. Grefenstette Center for Ethics in Science, Technology, and Law at Duquesne University. An ethicist, theologian, and historian of science, Slattery works at the intersection of technology, science, religion, and racism. Slattery earned a B.S. in computer science from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in religious studies from Saint Paul School of Theology, and an interdisciplinary PhD in the history and philosophy of science and systematic theology from the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of numerous essays, as well as the 2019 Faith and Science at Notre Dame, the 2020 Christian Theology and the Modern Sciences, and a producer of the AAAS DoSER film series, ‘Science: The Wide Angle.” He is currently writing and publishing on the history of eugenics, the intersection of theology and technology, the historical intersections between science and race, and the role of race in historical discussions of theology and science.