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A short course of lectures
«The Big Questions in Science and Religion»





Is There a Firm and Unalterable Experience That Establishes Absolute Laws of Nature?Providence and HistoryFrom Consciousness to a Physical UniverseThe Spectrum of Religious Views of the Human PersonComputers and Artificial IntelligenceMiracles in the World ReligionsNontheistic Developments in ReligionIntelligent DesignEvolution and TranshumanismQuantum Physics and ConsciousnessReligious Attitudes about the End of the UniverseThree Problems with the Biblical StoryHas Science Made Belief in God Obsolete?Theism, Idealism, and Arguments for GodThe Primacy of ConsciousnessIs It Still Possible to Speak of the Soul?Are Miracles Transgressions of the Laws of Nature?Whole—Part CausationBuddhism and the Human PersonHow Did the Universe Begin? The Resurrection of Jesus as a Paradigmatic MiracleGod and the MultiverseAre Quests for Ultimate Explanation Properly Scientific?Can We Ever Trust Testimony to the Occurrence of a Miracle?Religious Experience in Indian TraditionsSpace and Time in Traditional Religious ThoughtWhy Improbable Events Probably OccurTheistic EvolutionRevelation As a Form of Divine ActionThe "Indifference" of Evolutionary LawsThe Possibility of Religious Explanations of the UniverseThe Development of Philosophical Views of Space and TimeReligious Views That Place the Goal of Life beyond the UniverseProcess Philosophy and the Creative Temporality of GodEmpirical Surveys of Religious ExperienceScience and the End of ReductionismMust All Facts Be Publicly Observable?The "Three-Age" View of Human Intellectual HistoryReductionism and the Reaction against DescartesIs Science Value-Free?Do the Laws of Nature Exclude Miracles?Indian Religious Stories of the Origin of All ThingsModern Religious Views about the End of the UniverseSome Problems with the MultiverseThe Theistic Hope for a New CreationReligious Experience in the Semitic TraditionsA More Subtle Form of Duality in NeuropsychologyDoes Science Allow for Revelation and Divine Action?Religious and Scientific CosmologiesGod and the Possibility of Multiple Space/TimesPsychology and Religious ExperienceValue, Faith, and ScienceThe End of the Closed Causal Web?The Biblical Story As the Origin of the Scientific OutlookProcess PhilosophyFine-tuning ArgumentsUltimate Pessimism and Ultimate Optimism in Scientific CosmologyIs Time an Illusion?Is Science the Only Sure Path to Truth?The Scientific Search for a Final TheoryAre There Causes outside the Domain of Science?Temporal Flow and FreedomWhat Can an Omnipotent Being Do?The Worlds of Science and of Common SenseThe Spectrum of Religious Claims about the Origin of the UniverseMoral and Religious ExperienceThe Discovery of the Laws of NatureGod, Necessity, and the Problem of EvilPossible Religious Goals of an Evolutionary UniverseIs Evolution Compatible with Creation?The Double-Aspect Theory of Brain and ConsciousnessFacts about Human Motives and GoalsThe Origins of Religion and Spiritual SensibilityReligion between the Sciences and the Humanities and Social SciencesTop-Down CausalityExplaining Altruism GeneticallyThe Difference Religious Belief Makes to MoralityThe Self-Unfolding Nature of an Evolutionary CosmosDegeneration or Progress in History?Suffering and Randomness in EvolutionCan God Be an Ultimate Explanation?Morality and SociobiologyCan Science Provide a Wholly Naturalistic Explanation for Moral and Religious Beliefs?Quantum Theory and the Laws of NatureReality and AppearanceThe German Idealist Roots of Evolutionary ThoughtSemitic Ideas of the SoulHow Will the Universe End?Basic PerspectivesScience and Arguments for GodMiracles in Different Religious ContextsMiracles as Extraordinary Manifestations of Spiritual PowerDiffering Interpretations of ExperienceCreation and CreationismSome Facts That Are Not Scientific— The Case of HistoryThe Classical View of God as Spaceless and TimelessThe Development of Theism in Hebrew ThoughtThe Goal of the Far-Future UniverseFlowing Time and Block TimeScience and the Humanities and Social SciencesThe Importance of Experience in ReligionThe Idea of NecessityIndian Religious Traditions and Spiritual CausalityReligion and Morality in Eastern TraditionsWhat Is the Nature of Space and Time?The Possibility of Particular Divine Acts in the WorldOriginal Sin and EvolutionTwo Ancient Stories of the Origin of All ThingsThree Scientific Views of the End of the UniversePost-Enlightenment ReligionTruth in ArtNegative and Positive Views of TimeReligious and Scientific Views of the PersonThe Mechanisms of EvolutionReligion and Morality in the Semitic TraditionsOther Eastern Analyses of the Human PersonHume's Argument That Miracles Are Absolutely ImpossiblePersonal ExplanationThe Causal Efficacy of Conscious StatesMathematical Models and What Reality Is LikeThe God HypothesisThe Relation of Religious and Scientific Claims about the End of the Universe
 
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