Panel Discussion: "What Would Galileo Think?"

The Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 7:30pm

Franklin Theater, The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia

Time: 7:30 p.m. Place: Franklin Theater, The Franklin Three scholars speculate on what Galileo might think about today's controversial scientific issues, including stem cell research, evolution and climate change. Panelists include Mario Biagioli, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University; Ruth Schwartz Cowan, Professor of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylania; and Maurice Finocchiaro, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This is the opening session of a symposium on "The Legacy of Galileo" featuring scholars and authors in the areas of science, religion, and art. See listings for June 19 and 20.