My article on artificial intelligence, ‘Minds Without Brains?’ is in the April issue of Commonweal. Online here. This was a fascinating piece to write, especially given the chance to speak with so many people in the field.
I just finished David Whitehouse’s Space 2069. It’s a sobering read for those of us who remember the Apollo moon landings and the contraction of NASA’s more ambitious programs after that. The bulk of the book is devoted to current plans to return to the Moon and to explore Mars. The last third of the… Continue reading The Final Frontier… or The Undiscovered Country?
Rosalie Gilbert’s new book from Mango Press, The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women, is informative for readers new to the more private side of the Middle Ages. Given how terrible conditions were for most women (and men) at the time, compared to the present day, it would have been easy for the author… Continue reading Medieval Women: Their Sex Lives and Medieval Sex in General
Very pleased to announce that my film, A Fine Pavement, is now live at Amazon Prime. Also available to rent or purchase. Currently the film is available in the U.S. and U.K., but I hope to widen distrubution to Amazon’s platforms in Europe and Japan before the summer. Link to the fim is here. Pictured… Continue reading A Fine Pavement on Amazon Prime.
I’m late to reporting this, but my Templeton-Cambridge colleague and leading scholar in the field of science and religion, Fraser Watts, writes that the International Society for Science and Religion announced the winners for its 2020 Book Prize in September. Books on the interface between science and religion remain very popular. However, recent years have seen… Continue reading The ISSR Book Prizes for 2020