For the love of learning: Austin Smith ’14 at Cambridge

austinsmithImagine spending all day with intelligent, thoughtful, inquisitive people, listening to lectures and having discussions over tea, pondering the ethics of space exploration, the avenue to true knowledge, and the question of what makes humans human. Except for the tea and the space exploration, it sounds a little Aristotelian. To those who love learning, it sounds like a dream.

This is how Austin Smith ’14, a religion and computational philosophy major from White Bear Lake, Minn., spent part of his summer. Smith was accepted to the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion’s one-week course titled “Science and Religion in Dialogue in 2011.”

The course, held at St. Edmund’s College in Cambridge, covered topics at the intersection of science and religion and featured internationally renowned speakers in areas including astrophysics, theology, neurology, nuclear science, biology, and ethics. Continue reading “For the love of learning: Austin Smith ’14 at Cambridge”