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About the Author: Marc Kissel is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Evolution of Wisdom project. His research focuses on the biological and social origins of humans. He is interested in human evolution and in applying mathematical models, genetic data, and anthropology to questions about our evolutionary history. As part of the “Evolution of Human Wisdom” project, I’ve found […]

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About the Author: Julia Feder is a Catholic theologian whose research interests lie in theological anthropology, suffering, and salvation.  Many people today, even believing Christians themselves, would describe the Christian idea of salvation as primarily individual, spiritual, and other-worldly. Salvation, for these folks, is something that happens to a believer who turns her life over to Jesus. […]

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About the Author: Marc Kissel’s research focuses on the biological and social origins of humans. He is interested in human evolution and in applying mathematical models, genetic data, and anthropology to questions about our evolutionary history. An enduring question for paleoanthropologists is, what life was like for our early ancestors. We can, to some degree, reconstruct […]

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This post was originally published on Big Questions Online published by The Center for the Study of Technology and Society which is funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Thank you to CSTS for allowing us to republish here. About the Author: Celia Deane-Drummond is a Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and Director of […]

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Anthropology asks the kinds of questions that many people find fascinating, such as where do we come from and what separates us from the rest of the animal world? When I ask students this question, they tend to think in exclusive terms (i.e., ‘humans are the only primate that has technology’, ‘humans are bipedal’, ‘humans have […]

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The Search for Wisdom Where can wisdom be found? When I was a little girl I used to like wondering in the woods near our house, and finding a quiet spot, spend time just being, reflecting on the beauty of the first fragile snowdrops. I savored their secret and silent message, that the winter was […]

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When I began working on the Evolution of Wisdom project at the Center for Theology, Science and Human Flourishing at the University of Notre Dame, I didn’t know squat about human evolution. Despite the fact that I would have referred to myself as a scholar who specializes in theological anthropology, I couldn’t tell you how […]

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Welcome to the new blog for the Center for Theology, Science and Human Flourishing at the University of Notre Dame! The Center is a bustling hub of innovative research at the intersections of theology, the natural and social sciences, and the humanities, and the purpose of this blog is to share some of the reflections […]

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