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Science and Mormonism have nearly always been on very friendly terms, with Church members sharing the deep conviction that, as expressed by former scientist and apostle Elder James E. Talmage, “within the gospel of Jesus Christ there is room and place for every truth thus far learned by man, or yet to be made known.” Subsequent Presidents and General Authorities of the Church have advanced similar views about the ultimate compatibility of religious and scientific truths and, with notably few exceptions, have maintained markedly positive attitudes toward both the methods and conclusions of mainstream science and the advance of modern technology.

The First Interpreter Science and Mormonism Symposium was held on November 9, 2013 with a focus on the topics of Cosmos, Earth, and Man ( An expanded proceedings of this event will be published in March as Cosmos, Earth, and Man. Science and Mormonism 1 (Orem and Salt Lake City: The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books, 2016).

This second symposium will feature the personal perspectives of prominent scientists and scholars addressing the theme of “Body, Brain, Mind, and Spirit.” Speakers include Brother Guy Consolmagno, Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Samuel M. Brown, James E. Faulconer, Brant A. Gardner, Ugo A. Perego, Daniel C. Peterson, Jani Radebaugh, Stephen H. Webb, and Camille Stilson Williams. Through presentations, panels, and interactive discussions, attendees will hear concise and colorful summaries of the state-of-the-art in research relating to these topics and will gain a deeper appreciation of the unique contributions of LDS doctrine to the ongoing conversation.

Date: March 12, 2016
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Program & Schedule: Click here for full program and schedule of events
Place: Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah. Classroom Building, room 101.Click here for more location information.
Free and open to the public
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