Professor Karl Giberson’s courses and writings focus on the significance of science and its insights into the nature of the world and our selves. He has written and lectured widely about the reaction to science by religious groups that sometimes feel threatened by ideas like human evolution, the big bang, and the multiverse.
Karl Giberson holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Rice University but, over the course of 30 years of teaching at the college level, his scholarship and teaching became increasingly interdisciplinary. He is Stonehill College’s first Professor of Science & Religion and one of only a handful in the country who hold this title.
Giberson is an accomplished writer and has written, co-written, or edited eleven books, several with major presses like Harvard, Oxford, and Harpers. He also has a blog and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. He emphasizes the importance of communicating to a wide readership in all of his classes and has even co-authored several piece with students.
Giberson’s favorite classes are the Learning Communities. “Many of the great challenges of our time are deeply interdisciplinary. In my Learning Communities we explore the interface between science and meaning, facts and values. How do we understand values in a world so fully described by science? Are ideas of “God,” “right and wrong,” and “free will” still viable in a world of atoms and molecules?”