Dave Pruett, a former NASA researcher, is an award-winning computational scientist and an emeritus professor of mathematics at James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Reason and Wonder, a labor of love 12 years in the making, grew out of a groundbreaking honors course at JMU, first offered in spring 1999. Over the years many students have found the course -- which explores the interface between science and spirituality -- to be positively life-altering: "My life has been touched" -- "[This course] has opened up a vast world of mystery and discovery" -- "This class has changed the way I view my world." May Reason and Wonder work similar magic with its readers. The author is especially grateful for partial support from the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences and JMU's Mengebier Endowed Professorship.
Dave will speak at the 2015 SAND conference (SAND15) in San Jose CA on the topic of "Cosmogenesis, Complexity, and Consciousness."
On Oct. 27, 2013, Dave gave a talk at the Science and Nonduality Conference (SAND13) in San Jose CA. The topic: "Revolutions in Human Self-Perceptions."
Click here to hear Dave on WMRA's January 11, 2013, edition of The Spark, with Martha Woodroof.