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Arthur S. De Vany

Pascal Boyer

Pascal Robert Boyer is an American cognitive anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist of French origin, mostly known for his work in the cognitive science of religion.  He taught at the University of Cambridge for eight years before taking up the position of Henry Luce Professor of Individual and Collective Memory at Washington University in St. Louis,…

Jean-Luc Jucker

Jean-Luc Jucker is an anthropologist expert in interdisciplinary research and mixed methods. He proposed a novel theory of art using research in anthropology and psychology, as well as field surveys at the Tate gallery and online experiments. More recently, Jucker used participant observation, structured interviews and naturalistic experiments to investigate the introduction of the mass…

E. Thomas Lawson

Ernest Thomas Lawson is an honorary professor at the Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queen’s University Belfast. He is the executive editor of the Journal of Cognition and Culture and co-founder of the North American Association for the Study of Religion. He is a founding member and has served as the first President of…

Douglas Vakoch

Douglas Vakoch is the Director of Interstellar Message Composition at the SETI Institute, as well as the only social scientist employed by a SETI organization. He received his BA in Comparative Religion from Carleton College and his PhD in Clinical Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook. Vakoch leads the SETI Institute’s project to compose interstellar messages…

Richard Swinburne

Richard Swinburne is a Fellow of the British Academy. He was Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at the University of Oxford from 1985 to 2002 and is currently Emeritus Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion. Swinburne is best-known for his trilogy on the philosophy of theism (The Coherence of…

J. van Huyssteen

J. Wentzel van Huyssteen is Princeton Theological Seminary’s James I. McCord Professor of Theology and Science. He has a MA in philosophy from the South African University of Stellenbosch and PhD in philosophical theology from the Free University of Amsterdam. Ordained in the Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa and a native of that country,…

Raymond Tallis

Raymond C. Tallis is a a retired physician and neuroscientist from Great Britain. His resume boasts titles like philosopher, poet and novelist. He is also a member of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal College of Physicians and Royal Society of Arts. Upon graduating from Liverpool College, Tallis gained an Open Scholarship to Keble…

Jeff Schloss

Jeff Schloss is the Distinguished Professor of Biology, the T.B. Walker Chair of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the Director of the Center for Faith, Dr. Schloss has been at Westmont since 1981. His special loves are taking students into the field (including the alpine meadows of Yosemite, Michigan northwoods, rainforests of Costa Rica, and…

Marvin Minsky

Marvin Lee Minsky was an American cognitive scientist in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), co-founder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AI laboratory, and author of several texts on AI and philosophy. Minsky served in the US Navy from 1944 to 1945. He held a BA in Mathematics from Harvard (1950) and a PhD in…

Patrick McNamara

Patrick McNamara, PhD, is Director of the Evolutionary Neurobehavior Laboratory in the Department of Neurology at the BU School of Medicine and the VA New England HealthCare System. Upon graduating from the Behavioral Neuroscience Program at Boston University, he trained at the Aphasia Research Center at the Boston VA Medical Center in neurolinguistics and brain-cognitive…