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2013 Conference

Is Christianity Natural? Evolutionary and Cognitive Science Perspectives
September 13-14, 2013
Seattle Pacific University

Hosted and Sponsored by:
Seminars @ Calvin, Calvin College and
Seattle Pacific University

Conference Schedule

This is a working, tentative schedule and is subject to change.

Friday, September 13, 2013

12:00 - 6:45pm Registration Check-In
5:45 - 6:45pm Dinner (Included)
6:45 - 7:00pm Welcome
7:00 - 8:15pm Plenary 1 (free and open to the public)
Robert McCauley, Why Religion is Natural and Science is NotResponse: Justin Barrett

Saturday, September 14, 2013

8:00 - 8:30am Light Continental Breakfast
8:45 - 10:00am Session I
James Cresswell (Booth University College), Don't Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater: A CSR that Addresses Cultural Realities
Julie Yonker (Calvin College), Intelligences and Religiosity
Matthew Van Cleave (Lansing Community College), CognitiveArchitectures and the “Naturalness Thesis” in CSR
10:15 - 11:30am Session II
Danielle Polage (Central Washington University), Memory for MCI (Minimal Counterintuitiveness) Theory
John Williams (Biola University), Implicit, Explicit, and Neurophysiological Measures of Attitudes toward God
Adam Green (St. Louis University), Cognitive Science and the NaturalKnowledge of God
11:45am - 1:00pm Box Lunch (Included)
1:15 - 2:30pm Session III
Liz Krumrei (Pepperdine University), Evaluation of a Christian
Movement Meditation Practice
Tapio Puolimatka (University of Jyväskylä-Finland), Born Believers in
Adam Johnson (Bethel University-MN), After Life Beliefs: Does DeathProvide the Deceased Access to New Knowledge?
2:45 - 4:00pm Session IV
Julie Yonker (Calvin College) and Laird Edman (Northwestern College), Priming Analytical Thinking Does Not Diminish Religious Belief
Myron Penner (Trinity Western University), Cognitive Science of
Religion, Reformed Epistemology and Theistic Arguments
4:00- 4:30pm Coffee Break
4:30 - 5:45pm Session V
Nani Skaggs (Northwest Christian University),Other Minds: Understanding Omniscience in a Perspective-taking Task
Laird Edman (with Kirsten McConnel) (Northwestern College), Too
Weird or Just Weird Enough? The Counter-Intuitiveness of
Christian Theological Concepts
Mark Markuly (Seattle University), CSR and Religious and Theological
Education: Implications, Impediments, and Strategies for Deeper
6:00 - 7:00pm Dinner (Included)
7:00 - 8:15pm Plenary 2
Justin Barrett (Fuller Seminary), How to Train Your Dragon: A Christian Response to Cognitive Science of Religion
Response: Robert McCauley
8:15 - 8:30pm Goodbye



Register Now! Last day to register is Tuesday, Sept. 10!