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Friday

December 5, 2008 3:08 pm

On Being Raised Buddhist

Oh Buddhism, you complicate my life in so many ways but you also make it easy to write off bad things that happen. Chalk it up to karma. That spider was obviously some evil-doer in its past life, hence why it got killed by my Raid handling mother. Same with the black fly. However, it gets more complicated when you start to think about human beings. Could the starving people of this world really all have racked up bad karma in their past lives? I don’t buy it. That’s a question I constantly ponder. I hope I’ll come find some sort of satisfactory answer to that question someday. Maybe lying on the side of the road looking like road kill like my fake fur stole. Sigh.

Saturday

October 18, 2008 1:48 pm

Autumn on Campus in Maine

My academic course load is really challenging this semester, but I am really happy with all of my classes. For instance, though I am a Religion major and a Philosophy minor, I registered to take an upper level History seminar on colonial America. It is a subject I wasn’t at all interested in or knew anything about. But all my friends who are History majors told me that Professor Hall was an amazing teacher. Though he was teaching a 100 level class this semester, I decided to take his 300 level seminar with only six other students. There has been tons of reading and writing assignments, but I have fallen in love with the material and the professor. That’s something special about Bates and the liberal arts experience. You don’t have to limit yourself to classes within your major, or even personal interests.

Sunday

May 11, 2008 11:40 am

Ask Me Another

There’s nothing alien about ET abduction, says Stephanie Kelley-Romano.

Thursday

March 27, 2008 3:35 pm

Belief in ET abduction isn't alien, says Kelley-Romano

Associate Professor of Rhetoric Stephanie Kelley-Romano has interviewed many people whose deeply held personal beliefs help give meaning to their lives. And, by the way, these people think they were once abducted by aliens.

Thursday

February 19, 1998 3:36 pm

Wertheim to discuss "Faith vs. Reason" at Bates

Australian science commentator Margaret Wertheim, author of “Beyond 2000,” a book based on the acclaimed Discovery Channel series, will discuss “Faith vs. Reason” at Bates College March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives.

Tuesday

February 17, 1998 3:23 pm

Theologist to discuss artificial intelligence

Anne Foerst, a theologist and participant in Project COG, an attempt to build a humanoid robot analogous to a human infant, will discuss “Ethical and Theological Reasoning in the Age of Humanoid Robots” at Bates College Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. Foerst’s talk is part of the Religion, Science and Public Policy Lecture Series at Bates, and the public is invited to attend without charge.

Thursday

March 21, 1996 11:05 am

Philosophy, religion departments to hold biblical studies conference

In an effort to link the academic work of Maine scholars with community interest in the Bible, the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Bates will host a three-day conference of biblical studies on Friday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 3.