What Moves Us?

The physical sciences explain how things move, but living beings are different. We’re self-moving, doing not just any work but the work that matters to us. But how has remained a scientific mystery.  This week we’ll hear a new guess from an old guest, Jeremy Sherman, author of “Neither Ghost Nor Machine: The emergence and nature of selves,” which distills an intuitive long-overlooked physics of selves, aims, and trying developed by Harvard/Berkeley neuroscientist and biological anthropologist Terrence Deacon with whom Jeremy has collaborated closely for 21 years. It’s got all sorts of implications for how you think about what moves you and the people you hope to move.

Worship Associates: Lara Abel and Nancy Blake

Accompanist: Will Johnson

Director of Religious Education: Suzanne Kimmel