Six Books That Shaped My Research

  Tom Uytterhoeven One of the benefits of working at my faculty is that my office is located in – yes, as in physically part of – one of the largest theological libraries in the world. Reading has become a true adventure, leading to ever more new findings (sometimes it is not so much the […]

Science and Religion: Has the Conflict Model Won the Popularity Vote?

– Tom Uytterhoeven – This morning my wife posted a picture on my Facebook wall. It shows two Post It notes on a wall in a community center in a Belgian town. The center had organized a cultural activity for kids: they were invited to write down who their hero was. So one kid posted: […]

The Social Conquest of Earth

– Tom Uytterhoeven – I just started reading Edward O. Wilson’s book “The Social Conquest of Earth”, and almost on page 1 (actually, it was page 7) I was struck by a telling sentence.  Wilson paints a grim picture of the human condition. And adds to this: “Religion will never solve this great riddle.” He […]

Darwin’s iPhone: The Politics and Rhetoric of Neuroscience, Evolutionary Psychology, and Online Education

See on – Cultural evolution In a recent speech, John Tooby, one of the founders of evolutionary psychology, compared the human brain to an iPhone full of different apps. (Huffingtonpost! Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: I’m not sure what to think of this article. It starts of with some critical remarks on evolutionary psychology and cognitive […]

The Evolution of Darwin: The scientist’s problem with God did not spring from his theory.

See on – Cultural evolution The scientist’s problem with God did not spring from his theory. (As we discuss evolutionary beginnings of humanity in my Psychology Gen. Ed. class, I find this writer’s p.o.v…. Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight: Tis article tries to do two things: (1) to argue that the theory of evolution and religion […]