PROGRAM

Thursday 14 March

2013

07:30-08:30 Registration

08:30-08:45 Opening address

08:45-09:15 Some implications of the emergence metaphor in the human and natural sciences

Prof Cornel du Toit (Unisa)

09:15-10:00 Emergence and the human genome

Prof George Gericke

10:00-10:30 TEA /COFFEE

10:30-11:00 Emergence and evolutionary genetics.

Prof Jaco M. Greeff (UP)

11:00-11:30 Emergence in physics

Dr Detlev Tönsing (UKZN)

11:30-12:00 Discussion

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

13:00:13:30 Emergence as challenge to the

Christian dogmatic legacy

Dr Wessel Bentley (Unisa)

13:30-14:00 God’s EE-Policy? On Emergence and Eschatology

Prof Danie Veldsman (UP)

14:00:14:30 Emergence in philosophy.

Prof Michael Shutte (Emeritus, UCT)

14:30-15:00 Emergence as cornerstone in understanding evolution: Examples from zoology

Dr Francois Durand (UJ)

15:00-15:15 TEA /COFFEE

15:15-15:45 Dealing with emergence and the

complexity in the humanities

Prof Petro van Niekerk

(Unisa)

15:45-16:15 New Spirituality as an example of emergence in Christian religion

Dr Jeremy Jacobs

(Johannesburg)

16:15-16:30 General discussion

Friday 15 March 2013

08:30-09:00 Emergence and tradition. The RCC as case study

Dr Anthony Egan

(The Jesuit Institute South Africa)

09:00-09:30 Emergence and complexity:

The applicability of our

epistemological models.

Dr Braam le Roux

09:30-10:00 TEA/COFFEE

10:00-10:30 Emergence and culture. Implications for Africa

Prof Sam Tshehla (Unisa)

10:30-11:00 Emergence and new concepts of God: Examples from the Old Testament

Prof Jaco Gericke (NWU)

11:00-12:00 Panel discussion

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The concept of emergence as metaphor in the human and natural sciences: Interdisciplinary perspectives.

South African Science and Religion Forum

(SASRF)

14-15 March 2013

Research Institute for Theology and Religion

University of South Africa

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