- ItemOpen AccessCelebrating 50 years of the Templeton Prize 2023(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2023) Templeton Gill, Heather, narrator; Unidentified speaker; Denholm, Rebecca, editor and producer; CTN Communications, London, producerCelebrating 50 years of the Templeton Prize, two dozen past prize laureates, living and deceased, are featured for their cosmic focus, whether theistic or atheistic, on the grand visions which Homo sapiens, the wise species, can attain. What do, what ought we humans most care for and about? Brief, penetrating, pointed, provocative, and pithy moments of wisdom. About halfway through Holmes Rolston is heard: "The environmental crisis is essentially - a crisis of spirit."
- ItemOpen AccessDetail - Rolston walking in aspen(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1988) Rolston, Holmes, 1932-, speaker; Bend, Ron, speaker and filmmakerRolston walking in the aspen in Colorado mountains notices the great detail there, such as the mosses, the lichens, the insects, biological diversity and wealth. These may be important in ecosystems, but the rare ones often are not, still they contribute to the richness of life on Earth. We ought to care for, to celebrate their conservation.
- ItemOpen AccessWilla Swenson-Lengyel in Zoom interview with Holmes Rolston(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2023-02-10) Rolston, Holmes, 1932-, speaker; Swenson-Lengyel, Willa, speaker; Wills, Anne, speaker; Davidson, Katie, speakerDiscussion between Professor Willa Swenson-Lengyel and Holmes Rolston, III on February 10, 2023 via Zoom, includes a discussion with Anne Wills, Chair of Religious Studies at Davidson College. Rolston presents a series of two dozen slides that describe how he moved from being an undergraduate in physics and math at Davidson College in the 1950's through a career in science and religion for which he was in 2003 awarded the Templeton Prize in Buckingham Palace by Prince Philip and Jack Templeton. He immediately donated the prize, worth about $1.5 million, to Davidson College to establish an endowed chair in science and religion. Rolston engages in conversation with Willa Swenson-Lengyel, who in 2022 became the second person named to the chair, about why she took the position and what she expects to accomplish in it. Discussion of liberal arts and teaching the promising Davidson students how to think creatively in multiple disciplines. Discussion with Anne Wills who recalls how Willa Swenson-Lengyel was the selection committee's top choice. Discussion of similarities and differences between Rolston's career at Colorado State University, where he became a University Distinguished Professor, for his research and teaching relating science and religion, notably in environmental ethics and sustainability and Willa Swenson-Lengyel's anticipated career at Davidson College.
- ItemOpen AccessChallenges in environmental ethics: Richard J. Burke Lecture(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2006-03-14) Rolston, Holmes, 1932-, speaker; Burke, Richard J., speaker; Oakland University Media, videographerChallenges in environmental ethics, philosophically and practically, include hunting, Colorado hunters and bear hunters, saving whales in Alaska, saving a drowning bison in Yellowstone, mercy-killing an elephant calf, tree spiking, shooting goats on San Clemente Island, cutting old growth forests, Yellowstone fires, and saving ecosystems and the biosphere planet Earth. Interaction with students and the audience.
- ItemOpen AccessCreation: order and chance in physics and biology(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1990-04-19) Rolston, Holmes, 1932-, speaker; Dean, Charles, speaker; Crombie, Bob, speakerThe relations between physics and theology are surprisingly cordial at present; the relations between biology and theology are more difficult. A key to understanding the interrelations of all three: physics, biology, and religion lies in examining the concept of order and disorder. Astrophysics and nuclear physics are describing a universe "fine-tuned" for life, although physics has also found a universe with indeterminacy in it. Meanwhile evolutionary biology and molecular biology seem to be discovering that the history of life is a random walk with much struggle and chance, driven by selfish genes, although they have also found that in this random walk order is built up over the millennia across a negentropic upslope, attaining in Earth's natural history the most complex and highly ordered phenomena known in the universe, such as ecosystems, organisms, and, most of all, the human mind. Holmes Rolston lecture "Creation: Order and Chance in Physics and Biology" was the 15th Henry Harrell Memorial Lecture in Religion presented at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee on April 19, 1990.