For the first time, an author with peer-reviewed published work in neuroscience, comparative religion, theoretical biology and many facets of cognitive science takes on the Big Issues of science and religion, as well as the current paralysis in real invation. This book ends with a remarkable conclusion; if attention is paid to ontology, to levels of being, algorithms work better and damaging culture clashes in 21st century society disappear.
Sean O Nuallain holds an MSc in Psychology from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, and a PhD in Computer Science from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. He has been a Visiting Scholar at both Stanford and the University of California at Berkeley (2002-2012), eventually being appointed a faculty member by academic senate in both institutions. He directs the independent college trading as University of Ireland in the US. He has held visiting positions at Stanford and the University of California at Berkeley in computer science, philosophy, molecular and cell biology, and neuroscience. In 2014, he ran the Foundations of Mind conference at UC Berkeley, with proceedings published by Cosmos and History (Volume 1, 2014) and Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Volume 2, in press). One Magisterium is the third volume in this series, titled New Millennium Mind . This work was overtured in a set of papers published between 2008 and 2012: God's Unlikely Comeback: Evolution, Emanation, and Ecology and Remarks on the Foundations of Biology , both published in Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy.