10-23-17 Who Are You with Stan McDaniel
Cynthia Sue Larson talks with Stan McDaniel about whether or not we are machines. While this might seem to be a ridiculous question, many modern scientists consider us to be mechanistic. McDaniel describes some of the issues with neo-Darwinism, in which values and purpose are blissfully ignored, and takes on the challenge of seeking an answer to considering a new view of time. McDaniel discusses similarities between Egyptian and modern times, and invites us to find ways to positively influence norms of thought.
Stan McDaniel is a an emeritus professor of philosophy at Sonoma State University in Northern California, where he taught for over 25 years. After his retirement in 1992, Stan wrote reviews of philosophical works for the Journal of Scientific Exploration. His most recent book is, “Are You Or Are You Not,” a book challenging commonly held ideas of the role of science in relation to Self and the World. Stan’s website is: www.stanmcdaniel.org