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John Cobb & Friends Gathering – Matt Segall

February 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm PST

Topic: The Cosmological Context of the Origin of Life

Presenter(s): Matt Segall & Bruce Damer

What is life? How did it originate? Scientific study of the origins of life bumps up against the need for new paradigms of relating what we can learn from typical scientific method, to what we can learn from philosophical reflection in search of new paradigms. Process philosopher Matt Segall (chair of the Cobb Institute Science Advisory Team) and origin of life scientist Bruce Damer have co-written a paper that will be presented later this spring at a conference sponsored by the Center for Process Studies. Matt and Bruce will lead our exploration of their paper titled, “The Cosmological Context of the Origin of Life: Process Philosophy and the Hot Spring Hypothesis.” Did life emerge in a hot spring? Segall and Damer dynamically integrate the metaphysical and the empirical aspects of this research exploration.

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February 15, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST
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