Vivian J Lamb Lecture at Villanova

Vivian J Lamb Lecture at Villanova

Today I’m giving my second public lecture on this trip to the US. It is a Vivan J Lamb Lecture in theology and science at the University of Villanova in Philadelphia. The title of my lecture is: Biological Complexity: A New Scientific Revolution and Its Impact on Philosophy and Theology. I will explain how the … Continue reading

Public lecture at the CTNS in Berkeley

Public lecture at the CTNS in Berkeley

I’m coming back to Berkeley with a public lecture at the CTNS. I’ve been researching the topic of evolution more, especially the question of divine concurrence with natural causes in evolutionary changes. I realized that although many followers of theistic evolution willingly accept the idea of God as primary cause working through secondary causes in … Continue reading

New Publications – Ready & Upcoming

New Publications – Ready & Upcoming

Lots of things going on in my work and research. The first semester at the Notre Dame institute for Advance Science is almost over. In few days I’m gonna fly to Oakland CA for the Christmas break. I will spend there the whole winter break (1 month). I presented twice this semester at seminars at … Continue reading

Aristotle, Aquinas & Emergence

Aristotle, Aquinas & Emergence

I was asked to write an article relating the teaching of Aquinas to contemporary science for the journal Scientia et Fides. I decided to use and further develop the material contained in my doctoral dissertation. I expanded my reinterpretation of the classical notion of emergence, with its emphasis on the role of downward causation, in terms … Continue reading

CTNS Conference 2016

CTNS Conference 2016

Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences organizes a conference on this Saturday: The Annual Russell Family Research Conference Saturday, April 16, 2016 Steps to a Metaphysics of Incompleteness It is dedicated to the work of Terrence Deacon from the UC Berkeley whose theory of emergence is one of the main topics of my doctoral … Continue reading

Dr. MariOP :)

Dr. MariOP :)

It has been several months since I published the last entry to my blog. Final months of hard work on my dissertation were crowned with the successful defense of the project on the Last Monday (March 14th). It’s high time to share the good news here. I’m a doctor MariOP now. 🙂 At the defense of … Continue reading