The University of Tulsa Department of Continuing Education and Division of Lifelong Learning will present the 2014 Faculty Great Lecture Series Changing Oklahoma, featuring three lectures Feb. 20 through March 4 on the TU campus. All events are free and open to the public.
Are Two Worldviews One Worldview Too Many? The Scientific Method in 21st-Century Oklahoma
February 27, 6:30 p.m., Tyrrell Hall Auditorium
Professors John Henshaw, mechanical engineering; Jerry McCoy, physics; and Miriam Belmaker, anthropology
This presentation will focus on how empiricism and the scientific method are applied in the process of understanding our world and in the development of new knowledge. This scientific worldview has served as the basis of higher education in western societies for the past century and a half.
This presentation will explore what the scientific evidence indicates regarding such topics as evolution, age of the planet, origins of the universe, global climate change, and the limits of this knowledge.