Free Public Forum at TNCC Examines Human Existence Past, Present and Future

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) joins the Lutheran Council of Tidewater to present a free public forum on TNCC’s Hampton campus titled, “Convergence: What Does it Mean to be Human? … From Apes and Early Humans to Trans-human Cyborgs.” The panel discussion takes place Tuesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium located in Templin Hall.

Dr. Charles Smith, who teaches Biology and Religious Studies at TNCC, will serve as moderator for guest panelists Dr. Barbara King of the College of William and Mary and Dr. Philip Hefner, professor emeritus of systematic theology for the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Illinois. The two educators will present their views on human nature, its relationship with the apes and human ancestors, and they will look ahead to the future of human technology and spirituality. After each speaker’s 30-minute presentation, both will take questions and comments from the audience.