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Kristin,

Like the 19th century German scientists, I believe that science is Wissenschaft. The British/American distinction between hard/soft science completely misses the mark in my areas of special interest: perception and cognition. Let me illustrate with aspects of my career.

My faculty and research appointments are certainly more consistent with wissenschaft than "soft science." At CalTech, I was nominally appointed to the biology department as a member of "bioinformation systems;" my chair was a physicist, and I sat on a doctoral committee with a psychologist who was a Nobel prize winner in medicine (Roger Sperry). At the National Academy of Sciences, I served the Committee on Vision, which consisted of mathematicians, physicists, clinicians (medicine/optometry/low vision counselors), environmental designers, architects, and artists. At USC, I was a professor of Safety Systems, and most of my students had military engineering backgrounds. Later, at the Advanced Biotechnical Consortium at USC Medical School, I worked on a multidisciplinary project housed out of medical radiology. There were only a few years when I was appointed as an academic psychologist/teacher. Over the past 10 years, at the University of Phoenix, I've taught about "research" to undergraduate and master's students in all of the divisions of the school: business, information systems, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and social sciences.

\In the last 10 or 15 years, cognitive psychology and Neuroscience have largely merged into cognitive neurosciences--and I haven't been active as either a researcher or adviser in this area. However, statistics and research design have remained mostly unchanged--and I either help design studies or teach about research/statistical methods--more and more as a private consultant with doctoral students.

I almost never discuss spirituality or religion with either my academic or research colleagues, or students. I don't often even discuss it in church or with fellow congregants. I believe that most of those I converse with want their epistemologies to remain private and personal.

Ray

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