- ItemOpen AccessCritical notice of Genes, genesis and God: values and their origins in natural and human history(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2020) Rolston, Holmes, 1932-, authorCritical notice of citations of Rolston's published book Genes, Genesis and God: Values and Their Origins in Natural and Human History.
- ItemOpen AccessGifford Lecture 1: Genetic creativity: diversity and complexity in natural history(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1997-11-10) Rolston, Holmes, 1932-, speakerCentral to the contemporary Darwinian view is emerging diversity and complexity. Genes are critical in this historic composition. In physics and chemistry, there is matter and energy, but in biology there is proactive information. Scientists divide over whether such evolution is contingent or directional. Elements of trial and error are incorporated in a searching generative process, analogous to genetic algorithms in computing.
- ItemOpen AccessGifford Lectures revisited: reflections of seven Templeton laureates(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2012-06-01) Rolston, Holmes, 1932-, interviewee; Burton, Simon, interviewer; Nolan/Lehr Group, Inc., producerNatural and cultural history on Earth is a cybernetic process, a creative generate-and-test process, resulting in our planetary wonderland of biodiversity. With the emergence of humans, endowed with unique cognitive faculties, including language and the transmission of ideas from mind to mind, this creative genesis occurs in novel and even more spectacular ways. Humans are the only species that reflects on where we are, who we are, and what we ought to do. Cybernetics generates caring, increasingly in sentient life. This cybernetic process is also cruciform. Life is suffering through to something higher. Life has its logos, its logic, its history; life has its pathos. Life is in prolific and pathetic. The fertility is close-coupled with the struggle. Biologists find life perpetually regenerated; theologians find life perpetually "redeemed." Both in the divine Logos once incarnate in Palestine and in the life incarnate on Earth for millennia before that: "Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it."
- ItemOpen AccessArchived resources - Holmes Rolston - Gifford Lectures(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1997-11) Rolston, Holmes, 1932-, authorIncludes information on and persistent links to archived resources related to the Gifford Lectures given by Dr. Rolston at the University of Edinburgh, Academic Year 1997-1998, in November 1997.