Philip Clayton Videos

Origins of the Universe

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It used to be that science was thought to have nothing to do with us. In this first of five videos on “Emergent Evolution, Spirituality and God,” Philip Clayton explains how we are in fact part of the grander story of the universe.

Origins of Life

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Is life the result of a miraculous divine intervention, or is it an inevitable byproduct of the laws of physics and chemistry or both? In this second video of the series “Emergent Evolution, Spirituality and God,” Philip Clayton describes current scientific thinking about the origins of life on earth.

The Coevolution of Biology and Culture

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Could it be that more than just biology is involved in the evolutionary process? In this fourth video of the series “Emergent Evolution, Spirituality and God,” Philip Clayton shares the concept of coevolution, the idea that cultural and biological forces both play a role in determining the broader trajectory of living organisms.

Symbiosis vs Competition

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We are often taught that evolution requires the concept of “competition” to be at its very core. In this third video of the series “Emergent Evolution, Spirituality and God,” Philip Clayton talks about recent scientific discoveries that show how organisms work together symbiotically to create ever new forms of cooperation.

Evolution, Spirit, and Spirituality

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In the centuries after Newton, science was held not only to exclude “spirit” but also to disprove its existence. In this final video of the series “Emergent Evolution, Spirituality and God,” Philip Clayton argues that recent changes in the interpretation of science actually invite the non-material back into the conversation.

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