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Philosophy Dialog Series explores cosmology, creation mythology

By Alec Jennings
University News Service
February 25, 2010

The Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University-San Marcos will present cosmology and creation mythology as its discussion topic for the week of March 1 to 5 in Psychology 132.

The week's presentations and discussions will focus on a range of issues:

Monday, March 1, 12:30 p.m.
Mythical Cosmology and Scientific Method
Rebecca Raphael (Religious Studies)

Tuesday, March 2, 12:30 p.m.
Plato’s Cosmology in Timaeus
Thomas Gonzales and Chris Hausler (Dialogue Students)

Thursday, March 4, 12:30 p.m.
Literalism, Symbolism, and Creation Mythology
Jeff Easthagen and Christine Scott (Dialogue Students)

Friday, March 5, 12:30 p.m.
Talk of the Times
Open Forum

Sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series include: the American Democracy Project, the College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, the Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, the New York Times, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, the University Honors Program, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

For more information about this topic, please contact Beverly Pairett in the Department of Philosophy at (512) 245-2285 or email A complete schedule of discussion topics and presentations can be found at