Harold Stoner Clark Lectures

Past Lectures

2013 Philip Clayton

Philip Clayton

Between 'Intelligent Design' and the New Atheism: Science and Religion at the Crossroads
  • "Beyond the Religion Wars: From Reduction to Reenchantment"
  • "The New Sciences of Emergent Complexity: Evolving Religion in an Evolving World"
2010 David Chalmers

David Chalmers

From The Matrix to the Singularity
  • "The Matrix as Metaphysics"
  • "The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis"
2009 Gregory Pence

Gregory Pence

Biotechnology: Friend or Foe?
  • "Stem Cells, Little Persons, and Scientific Research"
  • "Organic or Genetically Modified Food - Which Is Safer?"
2008 Andrew Newburg

Andrew Newburg

Why God Won't Go Away
  • "Why God Won't Go Away"
  • "Why We Believe What We Believe"
2007 David Holtzman

David Holtzman

Privacy, Technology and Identity
  • "Privacy Lost: How Technology Affects Privacy"
  • "Online Identities: @ttribution, not Retribution"
2006

Sandra Steingraber

Contaminated Without Consent
  • "Contaminated Without Consent: How Pollutants in Air, Food and Water Violate Human Rights"
  • "The Precautionary Principle: Science or anti-Science?"
2005

Brian Greene

The Fabric of the Cosmos
  • "The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality"
2004

Rupert Sheldrake

The Extended Mind
  • "The Extended Mind: Recent Experimental Evidence"
  • "Science and Spirituality: My Own Journey of Exploration"
2003

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

  • "The Creative Person and the Creative Context"
  • "Flow and the Quality of Life"
2002

Nancey Murphy

Whatever Happened to the Soul?
2001

David Baltimore

Stretching Science
2000

Paul Davies

Did Life Come From Mars?
1998

Katherine Hayles

Chaos Meets Narrative
  • "Narratives of Artificial Life"
  • "Chaotic Genius: Tom Stoppard's Arcadia"
1997

Stephen Toulmin

Rethinking the Methods of the Human Sciences
  • "Alternative Visions of Theory in the Human Sciences"
  • "Economic and Social Practice in its Cultural Situation"
1996

Arthur Caplan

Medical Ethics and Health Care Policies
  • "Making Babies: Ethical Issues Raised by New Reproductive Technologies"
  • "Sinners, Saints and Health Care: What role should personal responsibility play in the rationing of health care resources?"
1995

Daniel J. Kevles

Genetics and Social Policies
  • "The Human Genome Project"
  • "Genetics, Race and IQ"
1994

John Searle

Cognition, Cognitive Science and Consciousness
  • "Cognition and Cognitive Science"
  • "The Problem of Consciousness"
1993

E.C. Krupp

Beyond the Blue Horizon
  • "Archaeoastronomy and the Roots of Science"
  • "Climbing the Cosmic Mountain"
1992

Stephanie Mills

The Path to Ecological Restoration
  • "Healing a Damaged Land"
  • "Bioregionalism: Reinstating a Culture of Place"
1991

David Ray Griffin

The Reenchantment of Science
  • "Modern Science and Disenchantment"
  • "Postmodern Science and Reenchantment"
1990

Jonathan Miller

Humor and Humors
  • "Humor and Comedy"
  • "The Afterlife of Plays"
1989

Michelle Taigue

Beyond Consciousness: The Magic of Native American Myths
  • "Unveiling the Invisible"
  • "Returning to Beginnings"
  • "Vehicles of Wisdom"
  • "Recovery of the Sacred"
1988

Jacob Needleman

  • "The Seeker in A Pathless Land"
  • "The Scientist as Seeker"
  • "The Seeker in Ourselves"
1987

James Burke

The Day the Universe Changed
  • "Mechanisms of Change: Do Lemons Whistle"
  • "Goodbye, Descartes: Information and Change"
1986

Jean Houston

Exploring the Human Potential
  • "The Possible Human"
  • "Journey of Transformation — The Odyssey"
  • "The New Sacred Psychology"
1985

William Kaufmann

  • "Black Holes and Exploding Galaxies"
  • "The Physics of the Early Universe"
  • "The Origin and Complexity of the Universe"
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