Does Knowledge Make us Wise: “The Thing from Another World”
Tuesday, January 17 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
It is very easy, in this day and age, to confuse knowledge and wisdom, with potentially disastrous results. Using “The Thing from Another World” a 1951 science fiction film based on the 1938 novella "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell (writing under the pseudonym of "Don A. Stuart"), Fr. Tavella will explore the difference between knowledge and wisdom and the importance of their interaction. In the first session of this two part series, after a brief introduction, participants will watch the movie. The following week we will discuss the implications for our world today. And remember, as Ned Scott, the reporter, says “Watch the Skies” In 2001, the film was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
Presenter: Fr. Tom Tavella, CSP