June 18, 2012
-- What do engineering, philosophy, and theology have to do with each other? More than you might expect. This past weekend, scholars from around the country joined together across disciplines to discuss how these areas might influence each other. The conference, titled "Engineering and Metaphysics,"
was co-hosted by Oral Roberts University and The Blyth Institute, and included talks on architecture, software engineering, theology, social justice, the origin of life, the problem of evil, the nature of knowledge, and the abundance of design in nature. Each talk related engineering practice to different aspects of philosophy and theology.
A summary of each talk in the conference is available online at http://www.blythinstitute.org. Videos of the talks will be available in the upcoming weeks on the website, and a proceedings volume will be compiled later in the year.
Conference presenters include: Dr. Walter Bradley (Baylor University), Dr. Alexander Sich (Franciscan University of Steubenville)
, Dr. Dominic Halsmer (Oral Roberts University), P. Wesley Odom (Oral Roberts University), Dr. William Jordan (Baylor University), Dr. Mark Hall (Oral Roberts University), Jonathan Bartlett (The Blyth Institute), Winston Ewert (Baylor University), Eric Holloway, and Arminius Mignea.