In 1965, Kornberg participated in a lecture series titled "Science--A Challenge to Man's Faith." His presentation
discussed the current state of scientific knowledge about inheritance and evolution, the evolution of scientific thought itself,
and the role of science as a guide to behavior. Finally, he reflected on the spiritual aspects of the pursuit of knowledge.
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1965-01-12 (January 12, 1965)
Brown, Peter M.
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Religion and Science
"Creating Life in the Test Tube," 1959-1970
An Understanding of Life on a Molecular Basis [4 February 1965]
January 12, 1965
Dear Professor Kornberg:
The lecture series "Science -- A Challenge to Man's Faith" in which you will take part, will be presented in the
form you see below. All lectures will take place in the Large Lounge of Tresidder Memorial Union at 8:00p.m. on their respective
dates. If it is convenient, would you please meet me at the information desk on the second floor of the Union at 7:45 preceding
Jan. 14 Professor Eric Hutchinson: "Science and Religion: Complement or Competition?"
Jan. 28 Dr. Alan Watts: "The Universe and Man: A Meeting of Science and Mysticism."
Feb. 4 Professor Arthur Kornberg: "An Understanding of Life on a Molecular Basis."
Feb. 11 Bishop James A. Pike: ''Roles of Science and Religion."
Feb. 18 Professor William Fairbank: "With Science, is Religion Necessary?"
Feb. 25 Professor J.R. McCullough: "The Field Concept in Traditional Eastern Thought."
Mar. 4 Professor Philip H. Rhinelander: "Faith-in what?"
Giving this lecture will represent a considerable expenditure of time and energy on your part, and for this we are deeply
appreciative. Interested students as well as other members of the Stanford community will be looking forward to hearing you