A digital copy of Dr. Rolston's Senior Scholars oral history interview can be found at https://hdl.handle.net/10217/210895 in the Society of Senior Scholars Oral History Project collection.

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  • Creation: order and chance in physics and biology 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:1990-04-19
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    The 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 ...
  • Biological conservation of microbes 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:1989-09-11
    Format:born digital; sound recordings; digital audio formats
    A talk by Holmes Rolston, III in the CSU Department of Microbiology on September 11, 1989. Environmental ethics is typically concerned with big stuff, bears, wolves, plants, wildfires, or insects. The Endangered Species ...
  • Genes, genesis and God: Holmes Rolston III: Richard J. Burke lecture in philosophy, religion and society 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2006-03-13
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    Holmes Rolston delivers the inaugurating Richard J. Burke Lecture in Philosophy, Religion and Society at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan on March 13, 2006. Professor Rolston discusses the debate about order and ...
  • Good Samaritan and his genes, The - audio/video lecture 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2002-11-09
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    This is a lecture given by Holmes Rolston at a conference on Biology and Morality at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan on November 9, 2002.
  • From Shenandoah to the mountain west 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2021-10-22
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    Holmes Rolston recalls his life story founding environmental ethics. He was born in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, with mountains on his skyline and fields, creeks, and rivers as his playground. His elders loved gospel ...
  • Ecological aesthetics and ethics in the post epidemic era 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2021-08
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    The largest and most threatening pandemic in human history has humbled arrogant humans, locked us up. The virus in a couple months has stymied human achievements, aspirations, and freedoms. The upsetting surprise is that ...
  • Wonderland Earth in the Anthropocene Epoch (Yale University) 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2020-10-23
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    "Wonderland Earth in the Anthropocene Epoch," Rolston Zoom lecture and discussion sponsored by Yale University Center for Environmental Communication, October 23, 2020. Moderated by Tom Murray, Speaker Coordinator. Rolston ...
  • Is God responsible for evil? 

    Author(s):Zimmerman, Dean W.; Rolston, Holmes, 1932-; Couenhoven, Jesse; Bishop, John; Ward, Keith; Kuhn, Robert Lawrence
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    How on earth could God be reconciled with massive, monstrous evil? If God is all-powerful and all-knowing, and if God is the creator, wouldn't God be responsible for evil? Re-visiting the issue, featuring interviews by ...
  • If God exists, why natural evil? 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-; Kuhn, Robert Lawrence
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    Holmes Rolston interviewed by Robert Kuhn on Closer to Truth. Filmed at Helsingor, Denmark, 2011. If God exists, why is there so much suffering in the natural world? Because creativity is impossible without challenge that ...
  • In the name of beauty 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-; Brady, Emily
    Date Issued:2019
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    There is beauty in nature. Is anything there ugly? Those who claim a "positive aesthetics" find that, although there is local ugliness, in a more comprehensive view, such ugliness becomes beautiful also. The rotting carcass ...
  • Rolston viewing a Pasqueflower 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2014
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    Holmes Rolston, hiking in spring woods, discovers a Pasqueflower, one of the earliest blooming wildflowers, about Easter. "We walk too hurriedly if ever we pass the season's first Pasqueflower by, too busy to let its meeting ...
  • Leading and misleading metaphors: from organism to Anthropocene 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2018-05-03
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    Holmes Rolston presents appreciative and critical remarks at a symposium, After the Death of Nature, held at the University of California, Berkeley, on May 2-3, 2018, celebrating the life and work of Carolyn Merchant, an ...
  • Wonderland Earth in the Anthropocene Epoch (University of Mary Washington) 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2018-04
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    This lecture by Holmes Rolston III was the keynote lecture at a conference, Wild Places, Natural Spaces, the fourteenth annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place, at ...
  • Rolston bio-profile HD slideshow 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2017
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
  • Anthropocene, The! Beyond the natural? - UWSP 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2017-04-28
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    We are now entering the Anthropocene Epoch, so runs a recent enthusiastic claim. Humans can and ought go beyond the natural and powerfully engineer a better planet, managing for climate change, building new ecosystems for ...
  • Anthropocene, The! Beyond the natural? - OSU 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2017-03-16
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    We are now entering the Anthropocene Epoch, so runs a recent enthusiastic claim. Humans can and ought go beyond the natural and powerfully engineer a better planet, managing for climate change, building new ecosystems for ...
  • NTDTV interview 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2016-06-03
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats; interviews
    Holmes Rolston is interviewed by a reporter for NTDTV, New Tang Dynasty TV, about pollution from Formosa Plastics at How-May-Li wetland, Taiwan, on June 3, 2016. From NTDTV newscast.
  • What we need to flourish: rethinking external goods and the ecological systems that provide them 

    Author(s):Shockley, Kenneth
    Date Issued:2016-10-14
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    Kenneth Shockley gives his Inaugural Lecture in Holmes Rolston III Endowed Chair in Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, October 14, 2016. How should we balance the need for development with the need for environmental ...
  • Preaching on the environment 

    Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
    Date Issued:2016-06-02
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    Rolston lecture at Taiwan Theological Seminary, Taipei, June 2, 2016. Biblical faith originated with a land ethic. Within the covenant, keeping the commandments, the Hebrew people entered a promised land. Nature is the ...
  • Rolston interview by Pascale Smeesters and Bau Dang Van 

    Author(s):Smeesters, Pascale; Van,Bau Dang
    Date Issued:2016-09-06
    Format:born digital; motion pictures (visual works); digital moving image formats
    Rolston interview by Pascale Smeesters and Bau Dang Van on September 6, 2016, at Rolston's home. What is "nature"? Nature compared with culture. Does true "wilderness" exist? Humans respect a wonderland planet. Value in ...

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