God & Cosmology

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Sean_carroll_biopic-small_RE_BGSean Carroll is a cosmologist and Physics professor specializing in dark energy and general relativity. He is a research professor in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. He has been a contributor to the physics blog Cosmic Variance, and has published in scientific journals and magazines such as Nature, Seed, Sky & Telescope, and New Scientist. He has appeared on the History Channel’s The Universe, Science Channel’s Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, and Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. Carroll is the author of Spacetime And Geometry, a graduate-level textbook in general relativity, and has also recorded lectures for The Great Courses on cosmology, the physics of time, and the Higgs boson. He is also the author of two popular books: one on the arrow of time entitled From Eternity to Here and one on the Higgs boson entitled The Particle at the End of the Universe.

 

Craig_600William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and Professor of Philosophy at Houston Baptist University. He and his wife Jan have two grown children. At the age of sixteen as a junior in high school, he first heard the message of the Christian gospel and yielded his life to Christ. Dr. Craig pursued his undergraduate studies at Wheaton College (B.A. 1971) and graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A. 1974; M.A. 1975), the University of Birmingham (England) (Ph.D. 1977), and the University of Munich (Germany) (D.Theol. 1984). From 1980-86 he taught Philosophy of Religion at Trinity, during which time he and Jan started their family. In 1987 they moved to Brussels, Belgium, where Dr. Craig pursued research at the University of Louvain until assuming his position at Talbot in 1994. He has authored or edited over thirty books, including The Kalam Cosmological Argument; Assessing the New Testament Evidence for the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus; Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom; Theism, Atheism and Big Bang Cosmology; and God, Time and Eternity, as well as over a hundred articles in professional journals of philosophy and theology, including The Journal of Philosophy, New Testament Studies, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, American Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy, and British Journal for Philosophy of Science.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATim Maudlin (B.A. Yale, Physics and Philosophy; Ph.D. Pittsburgh, History and Philosophy of Science) has interests primarily focused in the foundations of physics, metaphysics, and logic. His books include Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity (Blackwell, 3rd edition now available), Truth and Paradox (Oxford) and The Metaphysics Within Physics (Oxford). Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time is in press, and should be published in 2012 by Princeton University Press. He is currently at work on a second volume for Princeton, and on a large project developing and applying an alternative mathematical account of topological structure. He is a member of the Academie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences and the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi). He has been a Guggenheim Fellow. He taught at Rutgers from 1986 to 2011, and has been a visiting professor at Harvard.

RobinCollins-200Robin Collins (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1993) is professor of philosophy at Messiah College (Grantham, PA) specializing in the area of science and religion. He has written over twenty-five articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics, such as the fine-tuning of the cosmos as evidence for the existence of God, evolution and original sin, the doctrine of atonement, Asian religions and Christianity, and Bohm’s theory of quantum mechanics. His most recent articles and book chapters include “Philosophy of Science and Religion” in The Oxford Handbook of Science and Religion (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), “Divine Action and Evolution” in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming), “The Multiverse Hypothesis: A Theistic Perspective” in Universe or Multiverse? (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), and “God and the Laws of Nature” in Theism or Naturalism: New Philosophical Perspectives (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). He is also currently completing a book that presents the case for design based on physics and cosmology, tentatively titled The Well-Tempered Universe: God, Cosmic Fine-tuning, and the Laws of Nature.

 

 

Alex RosenbergDuke UniversityAlex Rosenburg (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins) is the R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy (with secondary appointments in the biology and political science departments) and chair of the Philosophy deptartment at Duke University. Rosenberg is the author of several books, including The Atheist’s Guide to Reality, Darwinian Reductionism: Or, How to Stop Worrying and Love Molecular Biology, Darwinism in Philosophy, Social Science and Policyand Microeconomic Laws: A Philosophical AnalysisHe is also the author of The Philosophy of Biology: A Contemporary Introduction (with Daniel McShea) 

 

jdsinclairphoto200James Sinclair (M.S., Texas A&M University) is currently a Warfare Analyst for the United States Navy. He has been an expert in the field of air-to-air combat for 17 years and has authored numerous papers for symposia such as the Military Operations Research Society and the Combat Identication Systems Conference. Mr. Sinclair holds a Master’s degree in Physics from Texas A&M University where he studied Supersymmetry & Cosmology. Prior to that he  received a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Carnegie-Mellon University.