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About Counterbalance Foundation

Counterbalance is a non-profit educational organization working to promote the public understanding of science, and how the sciences relate to wider society.  It is our hope that individuals, and society as a whole will benefit from a struggle toward integrated and counterbalanced responses to complex questions.

We can provide a variety of services including: audio/visual, production, design, and general consulting. It is our intention to use our considerable experience in these areas to serve as a catalyst and help make existing multidisciplinary research work accessible to a wider audience, principally though the use of interactive technologies.

We have worked with PBS, the AAAS, CTNS, and many others.

Counterbalance is funded by donations and the Adrian M. Wyard Charitable Trust.

Project Highlights

The Planets Online

An interactive site built around a video of Holst's Planet Suite that showcases multi-disciplinary connections.

Perspectives on Evolution

A broad diversity of presentations and discussions on this divisive topic.

Becoming Human: Brain, Mind, and Emergence

An extensive investigation by leading scientists and philosophers.

The Planets Live

The Planets Live is multimedia project featuring animations and imagery of the Solar System performed to accompany The Planets by Gustav Holst. A recent performance was attended by more than 5000 school children, and broadcast on PBS.

The Cosmic Questions Project

An interactive CD-ROM for the Cosmic Questions Project run by American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The Science and Religion Library

In addition to the above topics Counterbalance has worked with organizations such as CTNS to develop an extensive library of content from the emerging multidisciplinary field of science and religion. To browse this library, please use the headers above or the top-list on the right..

The God, Humanity, and the Cosmos Project

An interactive version of the textbook, edited by Christopher Southgate.

The PBS Faith & Reason Television Program

In 1998, Counterbalance helped fund the PBS Faith & Reason Television program and developed the companion web-site.

Site Credits and ©

Topic Sets Available

AAAS Report on Stem-Cells

AstroTheology: Religious Reflections on Extraterrestrial Life Forms

Agency: Human, Robotic and Divine
Becoming Human: Brain, Mind, Emergence
Big Bang Cosmology and Theology (GHC)
Cosmic Questions Interviews

Cosmos and Creator
Creativity, Spirituality and Computing Technologies
CTNS Content Home
Darwin: A Friend to Religion?
Demystifying Information Technology
Divine Action (GHC)
Dreams and Dreaming: Neuroscientific and Religious Visions'
E. Coli at the No Free Lunchroom
Engaging Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence: An Adventure in Astro-Ethics
Evangelical Atheism: a response to Richard Dawkins
Ecology and Christian Theology
Evolution: What Should We Teach Our Children in Our Schools?
Evolution and Providence
Evolution and Creation Survey
Evolution and Theology (GHC)
Evolution, Creation, and Semiotics

The Expelled Controversy
Faith and Reason: An Introduction
Faith in the Future: Religion, Aging, and Healthcare in the 21st Century

Francisco Ayala on Evolution

From Christian Passions to Scientific Emotions
Genetic Engineering and Food

Genetics and Ethics
Genetic Technologies - the Radical Revision of Human Existence and the Natural World

Genomics, Nanotechnology and Robotics
Getting Mind out of Meat
God and Creation: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on Big Bang Cosmology
God, Humanity and the Cosmos: A Textbook in Science and Religion
God the Spirit - and Natural Science
Historical Examples of the Science and Religion Debate (GHC)
History of Creationism
Intelligent Design Coming Clean

Issues for the Millennium: Cloning and Genetic Technologies
Jean Vanier of L'Arche
Nano-Technology and Nano-ethics
Natural Science and Christian Theology - A Select Bibliography
Neuroscience and the Soul
Outlines of the Science and Religion Debate (GHC)

Perspectives on Evolution

Physics and Theology
Quantum Mechanics and Theology (GHC)
Questions that Shape Our Future
Reductionism (GHC)
Reintroducing Teleology Into Science
Science and Suffering

Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action (CTNS/Vatican Series)

Space Exploration and Positive Stewardship

Stem-Cell Debate: Ethical Questions
Stem-Cell Ethics: A Theological Brief

Stem-Cell Questions
Theistic Evolution: A Christian Alternative to Atheism, Creationism, and Intelligent Design...
Theology and Science: Current Issues and Future Directions
Unscientific America: How science illiteracy threatens our future
Will ET End Religion?

Current Stats: topics: >2600, links: >300,000, video: 200 hours.