Co Founders

As Co-Founders of The Human Sentience Project, Margaret Boone Rappaport and Christopher Corbally, SJ are currently writing, speaking, and conducting workshops on the following topics: 

  1. Cognitive Evolution: The evolutionary origins of human cognition and theological creativity, religion in an age of science, the science-religion conflict dialogue (and teaching how to write and use them), the origins of the modern mind (and relevant findings in genomics, cognitive science, neuroscience, and paleoanthropology).
  2. Astronomy and Astrobiology Education using their book on Space Science and Astronomy Theatre (2017), including demonstrations of Astronomy Scripts, and teaching evaluation methods to gauge their impact.
  3. Mars and Lunar Colonization: Community and services planning for Mars settlements, and human enhancements in Mars, lunar, and future missions to the outer planets.

Margaret Boone Rappaport, PhD, is a cultural anthropologist and biologist who works in the area of Science and Religion, and as a futurist, lecturer, and both fiction and non-fiction writer in Tucson, Arizona. As President, Policy Research Methods, Incorporated, Falls Church, Virginia, she was a contractor to federal and state agencies for over twenty years. She lectured in Sociology and Anthropology at Georgetown and George Washington Universities. She earned her doctorate at the Ohio State University in 1977. Her dissertation was on the adjustment of Cuban refugee women and families. Dr. Rappaport is a prize-winning short story and poetry writer.

Christopher J. Corbally, SJ, PhD, is a Jesuit priest and an astronomer with the Vatican Observatory Research Group, for which he has served as Vice Director, and liaison to its headquarters at Castel Gandolfo, Italy.  He is an Adjunct Associate Astronomer at the Department of Astronomy, University of Arizona, and ministers to a wide variety of Catholics, including Native Americans, in Tucson, Arizona. He earned his doctorate in Astronomy at the University of Toronto in 1983. His dissertation was on, “Close Visual Binaries: MK Spectral Classification and Evolutionary Status.” Dr. Corbally's interest in issues of Science and Faith is long-standing and well documented online. He is an active member and past-president of IRAS, the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science.

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