Michael H Barnes
I was raised in Northern Minnesota on the Mesabi Iron Range. As a child, I attended 4 different grade schools and 4 different high schools while my family moved around. I have now resided in Dayton for 34 years. My career path has taken me from a short-term Jesuit with majors in psychology and philosophy, to a math educator, and to a Marquette theology graduate student. I finally became a quasi-rationalist pragmatist.
The Faculty Perspective
To do this job well, both teaching and research in particular, always takes more than 50 hours a week, and additional hours when there are exams or papers to be evaluated and commented on. Except for grading, this is a joy. Imagine getting paid to teach to do research! The extra fun comes with interdisciplinary work.
- Religion and science
- The evolution of culture and religion
- Cross-cultural studies
- Evolutionary psychology and its implications for religion and morality
In the Presence of Mystery. XXIII Publications, 3rd edition, 2002. An introductory text for the study of religion.
Stages of Thought: The Co-Evolution of Religious Thought and Science. Oxford UP, 2000. A study of long-term evolution of cognitive methods.