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From Biology to Biography: The Ascent to Spiritual Awareness

Lecture by William Hurlbut, MD

Co-sponsored with the Center of Theological Inquiry.

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As evolutionary theory has become the unifying principle of interpretation of the organic world, it has raised difficult questions about the source […]

There’s Nothing Special about Religion

A discussion of the cognitive science of religion with Paul Bloom. Co-sponsored with the Center of Theological Inquiry

“Most people believe in deities, immaterial souls, life after death, and the divine creation of humans and other animals. Research from developmental psychology […]

Nine Evolutionary Myths: The Closing of the Darwinian Mind?

Lecture by Simon Conway Morris, University of Cambridge. 2013 marks the tenth anniversary of his groundbreaking work, Life’s Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe.

‚ÄúScience thrives on two themes: predictability and the sense that there is still work to be […]

Becoming Human: Community, Compassion, Conflict and the Inference of Religion in Human Evolution

Over the last two million years members of the genus Homo (humans) underwent significant changes in brains, bodies, and behavior and created a new niche, a new way of being in the world. A primary characteristic of this niche is […]