Anthropocene Flyer

The Anthropocene Symposium

Sept. 23, 2022

Join the Center for the Study of Origins for our day event on the Anthropocene on Saturday, October 8th The Anthropocene: Epoch of Humans? A Multidisciplinary Symposium presented by The Center for the Study of Origins at CU Boulder Click to view full program Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 10am -...

Measurement Uncertainty

Measuring Climates Past

Sept. 29, 2020

A new paper by recent University of Colorado Boulder PhD graduates Joseph Wilson (CSO, Philosophy) and F. Garrett Boudinot (INSTAAR, Geology) applies philosophical analyses to climate science, developing a framework for communicating and improving measurements of the climate.

A justification for unrest? Look no further than the Bible and the Founding Fathers

A justification for unrest? Look no further than the Bible and the Founding Fathers

June 9, 2020

CSO faculty member Sam Boyd writes on unrest, civil religion, and the bible.

On the Media

Virtual Worship Is Older Than You Think

April 18, 2020

Podcast: Listen to CSO faculty member Sam Boyd talk about the historic roots of virtual worship with NPR's On the Media.

The Quest for a Universal Theory of Life

The Quest for a Universal Theory of Life: Searching for Life As We Don't Know It

Aug. 6, 2019

Read about CSO Director Carol Cleland's book on the nature, origins, and extent of life, published by Cambridge University Press.

Petroglyphs on Newspaper Rock

Is Desert Varnish A Pathway to Detecting 'Alien' Life?

July 16, 2019

CSO Director Carol Cleland speaks to KSL TV about the possibility of a "shadow biosphere".


Was Jesus a Greek Philosopher?

Feb. 15, 2019

CSO Faculty Samuel Boyd with the Program for Jewish Studies here at the University of Colorado Boulder speaks on the parallels between the life of Greek philosopher Apollonius and Jesus


Dimitri Nakassis and Bronze Age Bookkeeping

Feb. 7, 2019

CSO Faculty Dimitri Nakassis uses ancient writings and new imaging techniques to delve into the daily lives of everyday people thousands of years ago...


CSO Faculty Samuel Boyd delves into the Bible..

Dec. 18, 2018

Think the Bible is fully understood? CU scholar begs to differ


A Quest, for Old, Cold Mud

March 26, 2018

Origins Graduate Fellow alum Sarah Crump has recently been venturing deep into the Canadian Arctic in search of lake sediments that hold clues to the past climate history of the Arctic...