Monday, February 4, 2013

Jill Schneiderman - "Think Fast, Live Slow"

The Occidental College Core Program Presents the Fourth 2012-2013 CSP Lecture Series Speaker Jill Schneiderman and her talk "Think Fast, Live Slow."


  • Location: Thorne Hall
  • Time: 11:45 AM - 12:40 PM
  • Sponsor: Core Program

What does it mean to live compassionately on Earth during what geologists are now calling the Anthropocene? After some introduction to geoscientific perspectives on time, Schneiderman will consider definitions of violence offered by peace studies scholar Johan Galtung and environmental writer Rob Nixon. She will explore the implications of both the concepts of time and violence for how human beings individually and collectively might eke out a just and sustainable future on Earth. Reflections on the writings of Jesuit paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, "geologian" Thomas Berry, and Rabbi Art Green provide inspiration.

Jill S. Schneiderman is Professor of Earth Sciences at Vassar College. Her interests include environmental issues, feminism, and the history of science. She is editor of and contributor to For the Rock Record: Geologists on Intelligent Design (University of California Press, 2009) and The Earth Around Us: Maintaining a Livable Planet (Westivew Press, 2003).