SummarySimon Conway-Morris explains why he finds materialistic explanations for consciousness insufficient
Simon Conway Morris holds a Chair in Evolutionary Palaeobiology at the University of Cambridge. A Fellow of St John's College, and also of the Royal Society, Conway Morris took his first degree at the University of Bristol. His research interests include the study of Burgess Shale-type faunas, the first appearance of skeletons, and the Cambrian explosion.
He is published in Nature and Cell, among other peer-reviewed journals, and is the author of two books, The Crucible of Creation and Life's Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe. His interests extend to the public understanding of science and, as a convinced Christian believer, in the place of faith in an age of science.