Talk: What does it mean to be human? God, science and human identity

I am aware of both the great power of scientific research and the challenges it leads us to

This is a challenging and difficult topic. The question of what it means to be human and how we relate this to neuroscience are some of the most profound, troubling and complex issues of all. The brain is often said to be the most complex item in the entire universe. There are not any nice, slick, simple answers – in fact, one could summarise this lecture by explaining that human identity is a bit of a mystery.

In March 2019, I delivered a public lecture at the University of Hull on this. You can watch it below:

Leave a Reply

Most read posts
What can we learn from how the early church lived out their faith during their own pandemics?
Navigating the transitions of later life
How are young people different to those who came before, and what can we learn from them?
Living faithfully as we approach retirement, dependence, dementia and death
Advances in technology mean intelligent machines are likely to play an increasingly important role in our future
Recent posts
Look beyond the commercialised celebration of Valentine’s Day
Onward Christian Soldiers, the only man in a room full of women, Bonhoeffer’s ‘cheap grace’ and Christian dating apps
Have artificial intelligence algorithms already exceeded what our human brains can achieve?
The contradictions which underpin anti-suicide efforts in an era of euthanasia, and are there any honest and unbiased journalists left these days?
The ticking biological clock, prosecco and cheese evenings, the culture war over maternal age, and living with wisdom and contentment