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Aaronson, Scott
Aguirre, Anthony

Anthony is Associate Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz. He is Co-Founder and Associate Scientific Director of The Foundational Questions Institute.

Albert, David
Albrecht, Andreas
Alexander, Denis

Denis is Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St. Edmund's College, University of Cambridge.

Alexander, Stephon

Stephon is Assistant Professor of Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Penn State University. Born in Trinidad and an amateur jazz musician, he is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.

Alison, Gopnik
Arkani-Hamed, Nima

Nima is a faculty member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and former professor of physics at Harvard University.

Atkins, Peter

Peter is Professor of Chemistry at Oxford College and a fellow of Lincoln College at the University of Oxford. He writes and speaks vigorously against religion and he takes no prisoners.

Ayala, Francisco

Francisco is University Professor of Biological Sciences and professor of philosophy at the University of California at Irvine. Born in Spain and a former Dominican priest, he specializes in evolutionary genetics.

Ayoub, Mahmoud

Mahmoud is Professor of Islamic Studies and Comparative Religion, Temple University.

Baggini, Julian
Balaguer, Mark

Mark is Professor of philosophy, California State University, Los Angeles.

Barbour, Ian

Ian is a physicist, theologian, author, Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology and Society at Carleton College, a revered pioneer in developing the field of Science and Religion, and winner of the 1999 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.

Barbour, Julian
Barrett, Deirdre
Barrett, Justin
Baumeister, Roy
Bayne, Tim
Behr, John
Benford, Gregory

Greg is a physicist at the University of California at Irvine, NASA consultant, and science-fiction novelist

Bilder, Robert
Bishop, John
Blackburn, SImon
Blackmore, Susan

Sue is a psychologist and in the UK. Her PhD is in parapsychology and she works on memes, meditation and consciousness.

Blakemore, Colin
Block, Ned

Ned is the Silver Professor of Philosophy, Psychology and Neural Science at NYU. For many years he was professor of philosophy at the MIT and he was president of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness.

Bostrom, Nick

Nick is a philosopher and Director of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. He is also Chairman of the World Transhumanist Association and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

Bousso, Raphael
Boyd, Greg

Greg is a former professor of theology and the founder and senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church, an evangelical megachurch in St. Paul, MN. He is also an author and supporter of open theism.

Braude, Stephen

Stephen is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Stephen investigates multiple personalities, survival (life after death), ESP, and psychokinesis, and he is past President of the Parapsychological Association.

Brin, David

David is science fiction writer, with a Ph.D. in space physics—his well-known novels include Startide Rising, Kiln People, and The Postman (which was KevinCostnerized in 1998). Brin's nonfiction The Transparent Society - an important exploration of privacy, surveillance, security and freedom - won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association.  He appears on many History Channel shows, such as "Life After People", "the Universe" and "The ArchiTechs."

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Brooks, Rodney
Brown, Warren
Buckareff, Andrei
Callender, Craig
Carr, Bernard
Carroll, Sean
Chaitin, Gregory

Greg is a mathematician, computer scientist and philosopher working at IBM.

Chalmers, David

Dave is a leader in philosophy of mind and consciousness studies; he is professor of philosophy at Australian National University. He is known for promoting appreciation of the "hard problem" of explaining subjective experience (what it feels like inside).

Chorover, Stephen

Steven is Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT.

Clayton, Philip

Phil is Ingraham Professor of Theology, Claremont School of Theology; professor of Philosophy and Religion, Claremont Graduate University; and Visiting Professor of Science and Religion, Harvard Divinity School.

Clemente, Carmine

Carmine is the former long-time Chairman of the Anatomy Department and Brain Research Institute at UCLA. He is the editor of the famous Gray’s Anatomy and author of the widely used Atlas of Human Anatomy.

Coakley, Sarah
Collins, Francis

Francis is the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH. His book The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief supports theistic evolution and he considers scientific discoveries "an opportunity to worship."

Collins, Robin

Robin is professor of philosophy at Messiah College. Trained in physics and philosophy, he advocates using the fine-tuning of the universe - how the laws and constants of nature are perfect for life - as evidence of a Creator.

Cottingham, John
Craig, William Lane

Bill is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. With dual doctorates in philosophy and theology, he is a prolific writer, speaker and debater defending Christian theism.

Crisp, Oliver
D'Souza, Raissa
Davies, Paul

Paul is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist, author and broadcaster. A Templeton Prize winner, he is College Professor at Arizona State University, where he founded BEYOND: The Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science.

Deane-Drummond, Celia
Dembski, William

Bill is Research Professor in Philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and senior fellow at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He is considered the leading theorist of the Intelligent Design movement.

Dennett, Daniel C.

Dan is the author of Breaking the Spell, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, and Consciousness Explained. He is University Professor and Professor of Philosophy, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies, at Tufts University.

Deutsch, David
Diamond, Jared
Dick, Steven

Steven is NASA's Chief Historian; he has written extensively on astrobiology, extraterrestrial life and intelligence, the limits of science, and the need for a new "cosmo-theology," which he contends should replace traditional religion.

Drake, Frank

Frank is Director of the SETI Institute's Center for the Study of Life in the Universe and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), which he helped found.

Drees, WIllem
Dreyfus, Hubert

Hubert is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. He is considered a leading interpreter of continental, existential, phenomenological philosophers such as Martin Heidegger.

Dyson, Freeman

Freeman is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton. He is an Innovative theorist, a technology prophet and an elegant and often iconoclastic author,

Eagleman, David
Ellis, George

George is a cosmologist and professor emeritus of applied mathematics at the University of Cape Town. He is president of International Society for Science and Religion and he won the Templeton Prize (2004).

Evans, Chris
Evers, Dirk
Fiddes, Paul
Finkelstein, David Ritz

David is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Georgia Tech University.

Flint, Thomas Patrick

Tom is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, where he focuses on issues in theology and metaphysics. He is Editor of the Journal of Faith and Philosophy.

Forrest, Peter
Freedman, Wendy

Wendy is the Director of the Carnegie Observatories (the first woman appointed to the Carnegie's permanent scientific staff). She was Principle Investigator of the Hubble Space Telescope Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale.

Ganssle, Greg
Geis, George
Gillman, Neil

Neil is a philosopher and rabbi of Conservative Judaism. He is professor of Jewish philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary and author of numerous books including The Death of Death: Resurrection and Immortality in Jewish Thought.

Gingerich, Owen

Owen is Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and of the History of Science at Harvard University. He is the author of God’s Universe, which seeks to reconcile modern astronomy with a Divine Creator.

Goldstein, Rebecca Newberger
Gott, J. Richard

Richard is a cosmologist and Professor of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University, the innovative developer of two theories that seem like science fiction: time travel and the Doomsday argument.

Grassie, William

Billy is founder and former executive director both of the Philadelphia Center for Religion and Science, and of the Metanexus Institute. He holds a PhD in Religion and writes on the philosophy of science and religion.

Grayling, Anthony A.C.
Greenfield, Susan
Gregersen, Niels Henrik
Gross, David

David is a Nobel Laureate in Physics (2004). A particle physicist and string theorist, he is the director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Guruge, Ananda

Ananda is Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of the West. He is Chairman of the World Buddhist University Council and the author of 50 books on Buddhism including What In Brief Is Buddhism and Free At Last in Paradise.

Guth, Alan

Alan is Professor of Physics, MIT. He is the originator of the now widely accepted cosmological model of the early universe, which he called Inflation and which seeks to explain how the universe came to be so uniform.

Haggard, Patrick
Harper, Jr., Charles

Chuck is Senior Vice President of the John Templeton Foundation, a former research scientist in planetary sciences at Harvard, and co-editor of Science & Ultimate Reality: Quantum Theory, Cosmology and Complexity.

Harrison, Victoria
Hawthorne, John
Hick, John
Holder, Rodney
Hood, Bruce
Humphrey, Nicholas
Hunt, David
Hyman, Arthur

Arthur is Dean of the Bernard Revel Graduate School and the Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy at Yeshiva University. A renowned expert on Maimonides, he is an authority on medieval Jewish, Christian, and Islamic philosophy.

Isham, Christopher
Ismael, Jenann
Josephson, Brian
Kaku, Michio

Michio is a theoretical physicist and futurist at the City University of New York. He is a leading authority on Einstein's unified theory and author of Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions and the Future of the Cosmos.

Kallosh, Renata

Renata is Professor of Physics at Stanford University.

Kauffman, Stuart
Knight, Christopher
Knobe, Joshua
Koch, Christof

Christof is Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Biology at Caltech. Working with Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of the DNA genetic code and Nobel Laureate, he developed his understanding of the "neural correlates of consciousness."

Krauss, Lawrence

Lawrence is Professor of Physics and director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics at Case Western Reserve University. A public intellectual, he authored over 200 scientific and popular articles and books.

Kurzweil, Raymond

Ray is a world-renowned inventor, computer scientist, innovative futurist and best-selling author. His books have sparked great interest and controversy: The Age of Spiritual Machines; and The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology.

Lakoff, George

George is Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley and co-founder of the Rockridge Institute. His books include Metaphors We Live By; Philosophy in the Flesh; and Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think.

Lanier, Jaron

Jaron is a computer scientist, composer, visual artist, and futurist. He coined the term "Virtual Reality," a field which he helped develop and popularize.

Laughlin, Robert

Bob is a Nobel Laureate in Physics (1998). Specializing in condensed matter physics, he is Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University. He is the author of A Different Universe: Reinventing Physics from the Bottom Down.

Law, Stephen
LeDoux, Joseph

Joe is Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the NYU Center for Neural Science. Developing a biological understanding of our emotions. He is the author of The Emotional Brain and Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are.

Leftow, Brian

Brian is the Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at the University of Oxford, where he focuses on theology and metaphysics.

LePoidevin, Robin
Leshner, Alan

Alan is Chief Executive Officer of the American Academy for Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Executive Publisher of Science magazine. A neuroscientist, he was the former Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at NIH.

Leslie, John

John is a philosopher who focuses on explaining existence. He is the author of Universes; The End of the World; Infinite Minds; and Immortality Defended; and the editor of Modern Philosophy and Cosmology.

Levine, Michael
Linde, Andrei

Andrei is Professor of Physics at Stanford University. He is one of the authors of "inflationary cosmology," the startling explanation of how the universe began and its global structure.

Lisi, Garrett
Llinas, Rodolfo

Rodolfo is Professor of Neuroscience and Chairman, Department of Physiology and Neuroscience, NYU School of Medicine. Born in Columbia, he is the author of I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self, an original explanation of mind and brain.

Lloyd, Seth

Seth is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT and principal investigator at the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (director, Center for Extreme Quantum Information Theory). He is a leader in quantum computing.

Loeb, Avi

Avi is Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Institute for Theory and Computation at Harvard; and visiting professor, Weizmann Institute of Science. His research areas include the first stars, black holes, and 21st century cosmology.

Loftus, Elizabeth
Maldacena, Juan

Juan is a faculty member at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton. Born in Argentina, his innovative work focuses on quantum gravity and string theory.

Malle, Bertram
Maoz, Uri
Markopoulou, Fotini

Fotini is a faculty member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. With a doctorate from Imperial College in the UK and a post-doc at Penn State, her research interests include quantum gravity and quantum information theory.

Martin, Kelsey
Mazziotta, John

John is Chair, Department of Neurology, Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, and Director, UCLA Brain Mapping Center. He is a world-renowned expert on imagery of the human brain.

McCann, Hugh
McGinn, Colin

Colin is a British philosopher of mind who is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami. He is known as a New Mysterian, the theory that human consciousness can never be explained.

McGrath, Alister

Alister is Professor of Historical Theology at the, University of Oxford, and President of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is the author of popular books on religion, including The Twilight of Atheism and The Dawkins Delusion.

McMullin, Ernan

Ernan is the O'Hara Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, and former chair of the Department of Philosophy, at the University of Notre Dame. With graduate degrees in physics and theology, he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest.

McNamara, Patrick
Mele, Alfred
Merzenich, Michael

Mike is a neuroscientist and inventor, and professor emeritus of Otolaryngology at the University of California at San Francisco. An expert on "brain plasticity," Mike uses his understanding to develop the underlying skills and abilities.

Minsky, Marvin

Marvin is a legendary founder of the field of artificial intelligence (AI), co-founder and long-time director of MIT's world-renowned Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He has made major contributions to AI, cognitive science and robotics.

Mlodinow, Leonard
Moreland, J. P.

J.P. is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He specializes in critiques of materialism and naturalism and defenses of Christian theism. He is the author of many books on theology and religion.

Murphy, Nancey

Nancey is Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is the author of Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning and co-author of Whatever Happened to the Soul; and Did My Neurons Make Me Do It?

Murray, Bruce

Bruce is Professor Emeritus of Planetary Science and Geology at Caltech. He was director of the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1976-1982) during the time of the Viking landings on Mars and the Voyager flybys of Saturn and Jupiter.

Nagasawa, Yujin
Nahmias, Eddy
Nasr, Seyyed Hossein

Hossein is one of the world's leading experts on Islamic science and spirituality, and a proponent of perennial philosophy. Born in Tehran, he is University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University.

Noë, Alva

Alva is a philosopher working on consciousness at the University of California in Berkeley. His new book is called Out of our Heads: Why You Are Not your Brain and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness. It will be published in February 2009 by Farrar Strauss and Giroux.

O'Connor, Timothy
Olum, Ken
Park, Robert L.

Bob is Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland. He posts a provocative weekly column on the internet (“What’s New?”) and is the author of Voodoo Science: the Road from Foolishness to Fraud.

Penrose, Roger

Roger is the Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. He is renown for his seminal contributions to geometry, mathematical physics and cosmology, and consciousness.

Perlmutter, Saul

Saul is an astrophysicist and professor at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he heads the Supernova Cosmology Project. It was his group that found evidence that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, a startling discovery.

Plantinga, Alvin

Al is the John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. One of the most important living philosophers of religion, he is credited with helping revive Christian philosophy.

Polkinghorne, John

John is a former Professor of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge who in his mid career became an Anglican priest. His books include Science and Creation, Science and Providence, Belief in God in An Age of Science, and The Faith of a Physicist.

Price, Huw
Radin, Dean

Dean is Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and former president of the Parapsychological Association. He has written two well-known books on psi phenomena: The Conscious Universe and Entangled Minds.

Raman, Varadaraja V.

V.V. is Emeritus Professor of Physics and Humanities at the Rochester Institute of Technology; Senior Fellow, Metanexus Institute. He is an expert on Hindu culture and religion, and science and religion.

Randall, Lisa

Lisa is Professor of Physics, Harvard University. She is the author of Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions, and was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2007.

Rees, Lord (Martin)

Martin is Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics; Master of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge; President of the Royal Society; and the UK Astronomer Royal.

Rees, Martin
Rickles, Dean
Rolston, III, Holmes
Roskies, Adina
Rundle, Bede

Bede is emeritus lecture of philosophy, University of Oxford, specializing in philosophy of language and metaphysics. He is the author of Why there is Something rather than Nothing.

Russell, Robert

Bob is founder and Director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Science (CTNS) and Professor of Theology and Science at the Graduate Theological Union. He is an ordained minister with a Ph.D. in physics.

Sarot, Marcel
Saucy, Robert

Bob is Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. A past president of the Evangelical Theological Society, he is the author of Scripture: Its Authority, Power and Relevance.

Scheibel, Arnold

Arnie is Professor of Neurobiology and Psychiatry and former Director of the Brain Research Institute, UCLA Medical Center. His research interests focus on the manner in which brain organization determine cognitive activity and behavior.

Schellenberg, J.L.
Schlag, John

John is Emeritus Professor of Neurobiology, Brain Research Institute and School of Medicine, UCLA. His research interests include brain organization related to perception and movement.

Schlitz , Marilyn

Marilyn is Vice President for Research and Education at the Institute of  Noetic Sciences and Senior Scientist at the Complementary Medicine Research Institute. Trained in anthropology, she has done important research in parapsychology.

Schloss, Jeff
Searle, John R.

John is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the leading philosophers of mind, he is the author of numerous works, including The Mystery of Consciousness; The Rediscovery of the Mind; Mind: A Brief Introduction.

Shatz, David

David is Professor of Philosophy at Yeshiva University and adjunct professor, Columbia University. He is editor of The Torah u-Madda Journal, which is devoted to the interaction between Judaism and general culture.

Sheldrake, Rupert

Rupert has a Ph.D. in biochemistry (Cambridge) and is the author of over 75 scientific papers, He is known for his controversial theory of morphic fields and morphic resonance, and various forms of paranormal phenomena.

Shermer, Michael

Michael is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine. He is the author of Why People Believe Weird Things; How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science; and Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design.

Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter

Walter is Professor of Philosophy and Hardy Professor of Legal Studies at Dartmouth College. He is author of Morality Without God?, God? A Debate between a Christian and an Atheist (with William Lane Craig) and Moral Skepticisms.

Smith, Huston

Huston is a preeminent religious scholar, celebrated practitioner, and revered teacher of world religions. He is the author of The Religions of Man (later revised as The World’s Religions), a classic introduction for generations of college students.

Smith, Quentin

Quentin is University Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at Western Michigan University. He works on the philosophy of time, philosophy of religion, naturalism and atheism, and philosophy of Big Bang cosmology.

Smith, Barry
Smolin, Lee

Lee is a faculty member of the Perimeter institute for Theoretical Physics. Focusing on quantum gravity, he is the author of The Life of the Cosmos, Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, and, most recently, his controversial The Trouble with Physics.

Smoot, George

George is a Nobel Laureate in Physics (2006). An astrophysicist and cosmologist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he was instrumental in corroborating the Big Bang by measuring the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation.

Southgate, Christopher
Spitzer, Robert
Stannard, Russell

Russell is Emeritus Professor of Physics and former Head of the Physics Department, Open University (UK). He is an author and lecturer recognized for popularizing science and for contributing to science and religion.

Stapp, Henry

Henry is a physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he works on the foundations of quantum mechanics and on explaining the nature and role of consciousness through quantum mechanics.

Steinhardt, Paul

Paul is the Albert Einstein Professor in Science at Princeton University and Associate Director of the Princeton Center for Theoretical Physics. He gives a popular account of his theories in Endless Universe, of which he is co-author.

Steinhart, Eric
Stenger, Victor

Victor is Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii. He is the author of numerous books challenging theism and the supernatural, including God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist.

Stickgold, Robert
Strawson, Galen
Stump, Eleonore
Susskind, Leonard

Lenny is the Felix Bloch Professor in theoretical physics at Stanford University. He is a discovery of string theory and the author of The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design.

Swinburne, Richard

Richard is the Emeritus Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, University of Oxford. He is one of the leading analytic philosophers of religion and his contributions to Christian philosophy has been enormous. His books focus on God: The Coherence of Theism, The Existence of God, and Faith and Reason.

Tabor, James

James is Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A scholar in New Testament and Early Christian Literature, he is the author of The Jesus Dynasty.

Tallis, Raymond
Tart, Charles T.

Charlie is a Core Faculty of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. He is known for his work on the nature of consciousness (particularly altered states), as a founder of transpersonal psychology, and for research in scientific parapsychology.

Tarter, Jill

Jill is Director, Center for SETI Research, SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence). A Ph.D. in theoretical astrophysics, she is widely recognized and honored for her pioneering work in searching for extraterrestrial intelligence.

Tegmark, Max

Max is Associate Professor of Physics, MIT, and founding Scientific Director, Foundation Questions in Physics & Cosmology [fq(x)]. His research area is precision cosmology and his speculations of multiple universes are well known.

Thorne, Kip

Kip is The Feymann Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech. He is one of the leading experts on Einstein's general theory of relativity and the warping of spacetime, particularly in and around black holes.

Tipler, Frank

Frank is Professor of Mathematics at Tulane University, where he focuses on cosmology. His books have stimulated much controversy: The Anthropic Principle, The Physics of Immortality, and The Physics of Christianity,

Tollaksen, Jeff
Tooley, Michael

Michael is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado-Boulder. An atheist, his research areas are Metaphysics (time, causation, laws of nature) and the Philosophy of Religion (the argument from evil, miracles).

Tse, Peter
Vakoch, Doug

Doug is Director of Interstellar Message Composition at the SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence). He researches ways that different civilizations might create messages which could be transmitted across interstellar space.

van Fraassen, Bas

Bas is Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. A philosopher of science who was born in the Netherlands, he works on the philosophy of quantum mechanics, philosophical logic, and the nature of scientific rules or laws.

van Huyssteen, J. Wentzel

Wentzel is Professor of Theology and Science at the Princeton Theological Seminary. Ordained in the Dutch Reformed Church, he has written numerous books including, Alone in the World? Human Uniqueness in Science and Theology.

van Inwagen, Peter

Peter is The John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He has written on metaphysics, philosophy of logic, philosophical theology, the problem of evil, and Christian apologetics.

Vernon, Mark

Mark has a Ph.D. in philosophy and was a priest in the Church of England. He is the author of After Atheism, describing his spiritual journey rejecting both theism and atheism and making a passionate case for agnosticism.

Vilenkin, Alexander

Alex is Professor of Physics and Director of the Institute of Cosmology at Tufts University. He focuses on the quantum creation (“tunneling”) of the universe from nothing. He wrote Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes.

Walsh, Roger

Roger is Professor of Psychiatry, Philosophy and Anthropology, University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Essential Spirituality: The 7 Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind, and Paths Beyond Ego: The Transpersonal Vision.

Ward, Keith

Keith is the former Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford. His books include God, Chance and Necessity; Pascal’™s Fire: Scientific Faith and Religious Understanding; Is Religion Dangerous; Re-thinking Christianity the Big Questions in Science and Religion

Weinberg, Steven

Steve is a Nobel Laureate in Physics (1979). Considered to be the preeminent theoretical physicist in the world today, he holds the Josey Regental Chair in Science at the University of Texas at Austin. His popular books include The First Three Minutes; Dreams of a Final Theory - The Search for the Fundamental Laws of Nature; and Facing Up - Science and its Cultural Adversaries.

Wen, Xiao Gang

Xiao Gang is Professor, Department of Physics, MIT. Born in China, his research areas include condensed matter physics and the structure of spacetime.

West, Geoffrey
Wheatley, Thalia
Wierenga, Edward
Wilczek, Frank

Frank is a Nobel Laureate in Physics (2004). He is Professor of Physics in the MIT Center for Theoretical Physics. He contributes regularly to Physics Today and to Nature. His popular books are Longing for the Harmonies and Fantastic Realities.

Wolf, Fred Alan

Fred is an international lecturer on consciousness and the new physics. He is the author of numerous books including Taking the Quantum Leap; Parallel Universes; The Dreaming Universe; and The Spiritual Universe; and Mind into Matter.

Wolfram, Stephen

Stephen is a scientist, author, and business leader. He is the creator of Mathematica, the leading software for scientific computing, and the author of A New Kind of Science, which presents discoveries on the origins of complexity.

Yifa, Venerable

Yifa is a Buddhist nun and author of Safeguarding the Heart: A Buddhist Response to Suffering; Sisters of the Buddha: Women's Roles in Buddhism Through the Centuries; and Authenticity: Clearing the Junk: A Buddhist Perspective.

Yun, Hsing (Master)

Hsing Yun is one of the world's most venerated Buddhist Masters. He founded the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order, the largest religious organization in Taiwan. He is known for his humanitarian work and Dharma teachings (Buddhist eternal truths).

Zaidel, Eran

Eran is Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience and of Cognition in the Department of Psychology at UCLA, and a member of UCLA’s Brain Research Institute. Born in Israel, his research included right-hemisphere language and error monitoring.

Zimmerman, Dean

Dean is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He specializes in metaphysics (causation and the laws of nature) and the philosophy of religion (whether God is "outside of time").

Zurek, Wojciech

Wojciech is a Laboratory Fellow in the Theory Division at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and a former leader of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group, where he focuses on foundations of quantum theory, especially decoherence, and quantum and classical information.

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