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I am a semi-retired nuclear engineer and theologian, who only developed an interest in philosophy later in life. So I am purely an amateur, with an interest particularly in metaphysics, as providing a framework within which matters of science and religion can be evaluated. Currently, I am particularly interested in Donald Hoffman's work on cognition and his theory that we do not see reality in space and time, but that consciousness is the ultimate reality.

Coincidentally, I live near the small town of Berkeley in the UK, but I don't believe the eponymous bishop ever lived here.

I am hoping to give a brief presentation on the basics of philosophy (in 30 mins) to my Rotary Club, with perhaps one example from each of metaphysics, epistemology and ethics (perhaps diverting the train, so it kills fewer people?). If anyone has any suitable powerpoint slides/illustrations I would be grateful.
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Hi Lord. Welcome. Nuclear engineering and theology sounds like a potentially interesting combination, although if you create a topic about it you might struggle to decide which category to put it under. :D

If that's Berkeley in Gloucestershire then I think the family names of that eponymous bishop does actually come from there.
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