The Pursuit of Immortality: From the Ego to the Soul


The Pursuit of Immortality: From the Ego to the Soul

Moderated by Lisa Miller
Newsweek

Speakers:

John F. Haught, PhD, Georgetown University
Kenneth Miller, PhD, Brown University
Nancey Murphy, PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Are we immortal? Do our souls exist beyond our bodies? What scientific evidence is there for mystical experience? These questions and others will be addressed from a cultural, historical, and scientific perspective by evolutionary biologist Kenneth Miller and theologians John Haught and Nancey Murphy.

Bridging the Gap Between Science and Theology – Theologian John Haught

John Haught on scientism, explanatory monism, and why he believes multiple levels of explanation are necessary to understand the complexities of the human experience.

This is an excerpt from the third in a six-part series, Perspectives on the Self, which brings together experts from the sciences and the humanities for conversations on the evolving meaning and experience of the Self.

Biologist Kenneth Miller on Free Will and Determinism

The New York Academy of Sciences – March 23, 2011
The Pursuit of Immortality: From the Ego to the Soul

Kenneth Miller discusses how emergent properties and quantum physics can provide a solution for the problem of free will in a seemingly deterministic universe.

This is an excerpt from the third in a six-part series, Perspectives on the Self, which brings together experts from the sciences and the humanities for conversations on the evolving meaning and experience of the Self.

What the ‘New Atheists’ Get Wrong – John Haught, Nancey Murphy & Kenneth Miller

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