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20 July 2019

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Aug 5, 2003 — Robert Wright & Huston Smith
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Being good without God

Faith and reason

Limits of science

Mystical experiences

Quantum weirdness

Religion in a global age

The Godhead

The problem of evil

 

Huston Smith is Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at Syracuse University.

Aug 5, 2003 — Robert Wright & Brian Swimme
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Cosmic evolution

Death

Light

Quantum weirdness

Religion in a global age

Science and religion

The anthropic principle

What is God?

 

Brian Swimme is a mathematical cosmologist on the graduate faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

Aug 5, 2003 — Robert Wright & Lorenzo Albacete
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Death

Direction in history

Evolution of religion

Religion in a global age

What is God?

 

Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, formerly a physicist, a professor of theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in New York, and president of the Catholic University of Puerto Rico, is now national director of the lay movement Communion and Liberation. His essays have appeared in the New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine.

Jul 11, 2003 — Robert Wright & John Polkinghorne
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Free will

Quantum weirdness

Religion in a global age

The anthropic principle

The perennial philosophy

The problem of evil

What is God?

 

John Polkinghorne, formerly a theoretical physicist at Cambridge University, is an Anglican priest.

Jul 11, 2003 — Robert Wright & Edward O. Wilson
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Being good without God

Consciousness

Death

Emergence

Free will

Intelligent Design

Passion

Science and religion

The biology of religion

 

Edward O. Wilson is Pellegrino University Professor emeritus at Harvard. His awards include the National Medal of Science and two Pulitzer Prizes

Jul 11, 2003 — Robert Wright & Freeman Dyson
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Consciousness

Direction in history

Faith and reason

Limits of science

Science and religion

The anthropic principle

 

Freeman Dyson is professor emeritus of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Jul 11, 2003 — Robert Wright & Karen Armstrong
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Fundamentalism

Mystical experiences

Myth

Purpose in history

Religion in a global age

Science and religion Self-transcendence

What is God?

 

Karen Armstrong, a former nun, teaches Christianity at Leo Baeck College for the Study of Judaism.

Jul 11, 2003 — Robert Wright & John Maynard Smith
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Consciousness

Death

Direction in evolution

Direction in history

Free will

Science and religion

 

John Maynard Smith, who died in 2004 at the age of 84, was one of the major figures in 20th century evolutionary biology. He was professor emeritus at the University of Sussex.

Jul 11, 2003 — Robert Wright & Daniel Dennett
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Being good without God

Consciousness

Death

Direction in evolution

Free will

Quantum weirdness

Jul 11, 2003 — Robert Wright & Joseph Goldstein
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Can anyone meditate?

Faith and reason

Free will

Living in the moment

The problem of evil

The problem of pleasure

What is God?

Why meditate?

 

Joseph Goldstein is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he is one of the resident guiding teachers.