INCO 796: Cosmology and Our View of the World

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Summaries of Spring Semester 2009
in Chronological Order:

  1. Session 1: Introductory Class; Start of "Physical Cosmoloy"
    (1/27/2009) See Session 2

  2. Session 2: Physical Cosmology
    Lead: Eberhard Möbius (2/3/2009)
    Summary #1-2. By Nicholas Fawcett

  3. Session 3: Life as We Know it and its Evolution
    Lead: Thomas Davis (2/10/2009)
    Summary #3a. By Clifford Laney
    Summary #3b. By Austin Purves

  4. Session 4: The Origins of Sapience and the Lingering Problem of Sentience
    Lead: Willem deVries (2/17/2009)
    Summary #4. By Gabe Dorfsman-Hopkins

  5. Session 5: Gravitation & Dark Matter; Theory of Everything - Is complete unification possible?
    Lead: Sean Berry & Ian Robbins (2/24/2009)
    Summary #5. By Natallia Leuchanka

  6. Session 6: Anthropic Principle - A Universe Fit for Us? & Multiple Universes - An Answer for us Being Here?
    Lead: Nicholas Fawcett & Natallia Leuchanka (3/3/2009)
    Summary #6. By Ryan Tebbetts

  7. Session 7: The Nature of Time - What is the Center?
    Lead: Jamie Bemis & Christopher McCarthy (3/10/2009)
    Summary #7. By Stephen Lynch

  8. Session 8: Theories of Creation
    Lead: Marco Dorfsman (3/24/2009)
    Summary #8. By Jamie Bemis

  9.  Session 9: Intelligent Design or Not so Intelligent Design - A Scientific Debate?
      Lead: Clifford Laney (3/31/2009)
    Summary #9. By Ian Robbins
  10.   Session 10: Genes and Genetic Engineering - Cloning & Future of Humanity
      Lead: Peter Marcoulier (4/7/2009)
      Summary #10a: By Sean Berry
      Summary #10b: By Amy Cunningham
  11.  Session 11: Consciousness, in search of the Self & the Problem of Intentionality in Our World
     Lead: Ana Caguiat & Stephen Lynch (4/14/2009)
     Summary #11a. By Christopher McCarthy
     Summary #11b. By Jacob Finch
  12.   Session 12: Intersection of Science & Mysticism/Our Inner Being Third vs. First Person Perspective
      Lead: Gabe Dorfsman-Hopkins & Kyle Fury (4/21/2009)
      Summary #12. By Ana Caguiat
  13.  Session 13: Life in the Universe: Search for Life/Intelligence beyond Earth
      Lead: Jake Finch & Ryan Tebbetts (4/28/2009)
      Summary #13. By Kyle Fury
  14.  Session 14: Our Presence Matters - How We are Connected to Our Surroundings
      Lead: Amy Cunningham & Austin Purves (5/5/2009)
      Summary #14. By Peter Marcoulier