In this seminar we will explore how and why humans have explained the origins of the world and life.
We will start with the oldest known creation stories from around the world and continue through time to current scientific theories. At the same time, we’ll explore underlying constructs, such as common themes throughout the world, how scientific and religious ideas overlap, psychoanalytic and sociological views on myths, and more. If you are interested in storytelling, ancient cultures, spirituality, science, and the evolution of ideas, you’ll find something of interest here. A list of suggested topics will be provided.
No required reading.