Man’s Station in the Universe: A Scientist’s Spiritual Journey
A talk by Dr. Mehrdad Ehsani
The Universe is very simple: it is mostly made of hydrogen, helium and energy. However, the earth contains amazing complexity that is nearly unique in the universe. Exceptional circumstances have made possible organic chemistry and life on earth, leading to the most complex structure in the universe: the human brain. The energy consumption of the human brain per kilogram is 100,000 times the energy per kilogram that our sun can produce. The purpose of this miraculous combination of events is human consciousness and spiritual awareness. We will explore this physical-spiritual phenomenon in this talk.
Thursday, 21st November, 7-8:30pm
Latimer Room, Old Court, Clare College
Dr. Mehrdad Ehsani is a professor of sustainable energy engineering at Texas A&M University. He has won numerous U.S. and international honors and awards, and he is the Distinguished Lecturer of several professional societies. He is the co-author of 17 books, over 350 publications, over 20 patents, and has given numerous invited talks around the world on energy systems, spiritual aspects of technology, and the convergence of scientific and spiritual search over the past three decades.
Welcome to a new year with the Cambridge University Bahá’í Society! We would like to extend a warm welcome to new and returning students! We are very pleased to be able to offer a wide range of events this term, including discussion evenings every other Friday, a monthly interfaith devotional/meditation called Soul Food, several fascinating talks by Bahá’í scholars and professionals, and community celebrations. All of our events are free and open to the public. See our Michaelmas 2013 Term Card below:
Please note that our first event is a discussion evening tomorrow night at Nabil’s house, which is very close to the train station (email Nabil for directions). This will continue every other Friday evening throughout the term. Join our mailing list to receive reminders and updates about the topics we will be discussing.
We also have a Club Squash on Thursday, 17th October at 7:30pm at Clowns Cafe (54 King Street, CB1 1LN). This will be a fun opportunity to meet other members of the Bahá’í Society in a casual environment and learn more about the events we are holding this term.
Two of the talks listed on the term card are part of the Multi-Faith series for the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. These are “Frontiers in a Changing World” and “Reflections on the Life of the Spirit.”
We look forward to meeting you!
Download the Michaelmas 2013 term card (PDF).