Talk: God’s Mechanics: the Religious Life of Techies

  • Video
  • One hour plus Q&A
  • Level: all audiences

How does religion work in a society shaped by science and technology? How do scientists and engineers practice their religions? How in particular does a Jesuit brother, and an MIT graduate with a PhD in planetary science, make sense of his Catholicism? In this 2009 talk, “God’s Mechanics,” based on his book of the same name, Br. Guy Consolmagno examines the personal religious life and theology of scientists and engineers — “Techies” — based on conversations with Techies in California’s Silicon Valley and a first-person confession from a Jesuit scientist and astronomer at the Vatican Observatory.

This lecture is part of the IHMC lecture series.  The IHMC is a not-for-profit research institute of the Florida University System