Speaking Engagements


“Ethics of CRISPER”

Politics and a Pint
St. John’s, Nov. 2

“Is ISIS Islamic?”

ISIS proclaims itself as an Islamic state, one that is renewing the caliphate of old and following Islamic doctrine and practices. But is it? We will examine the basics of the Muslim faith and what the Qur’an says about topics such as warfare, women, slavery and dealings with non-Muslims so you can make up your mind for yourself.

Nov. 12, Owatonna MN
March 23, Naples FL


Outsourcing Memory
Alexandria Technical College
April 13, 2017

We outsource more and more aspects of memory to computers.  Google, Facebook, Instagram—they all remember for us.  But outsourced memory differs from embodied memory—it presumes our memories are static, eternal, and separable from our human brain and body.  Recent studies in neuroscience give a different picture of memory.  Find out in what ways our minds are and are not compatible with computers.