Scholars, scientists and faith leaders around the world are working to reduce tensions between religion and science.
Noah Efron is the program chairman for the graduate program in science, technology and society at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
Dean Blevins is a professor of practical theology and Christian discipleship at Nazarene Theological Seminary. His research interests include neuroscience and technology.
Jon Bialecki is an honorary fellow with the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. He studies religious interest in transhumanism, with a focus on the Mormon community.
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Noreen Herzfeld is a professor of theology and computer science at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict in Collegeville, Minn.
Agbolade Omowole serves as vice chair of the Christian Transhumanist Association. He lives in Nigeria.
Aubrey de Grey is the co-founder and chief science officer of the SENS Research Foundation, an organization dedicated to the study of radical life extension. He is based in Cambridge, U.K., and Mountain View, Calif.
Stephen Helms Tillery is an associate professor of bioengineering and fellow of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University. He has helped develop cutting-edge technology related to prosthetics, but he’s skeptical that science will ever produce the advancements predicted by transhumanists.