The Eastern University Theological Society had its first meeting of the semester on Jan. 26, with assistant Christian studies professor Dr. Jonathan Yonan presenting a lecture on the age of the Earth.
Yonan covered a variety of topics, including memory, time and history, but his final conclusion was that “man began 6,000 years ago because that was when man began to collectively remember.”
The Templeton Honor college professor argued that scientists, and therefore the rest of humanity, can only understand the world around them if they apply their own memories and experiences to their observations.
According to Yonan, subjectivity in science is not a bad thing, and in fact it should be encouraged.
Dozens of students crowded into the Baird Library to hear Yonan’s perspective and many stayed afterwards to continue the conversation.
If you have any questions about future meetings of the EU Theological Society, e-mail senior Patricia Mallinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.