Building on AAAS's long-standing commitment to relate scientific knowledge and technological development to the purposes and concerns of society at large, the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) facilitates communication between scientific and religious communities. 




DoSER Books

Print Publications

Ordering information can be found below.

Behavioral Genetics by Catherine Baker, 2004. ISBN: 0-87168-697-X. Download from AAAS Scientific Freedom, Responsibility, and Law Program (No Charge). To order multiple copies of the print version contact Mark Frankel ($8; plus $2 S/H).

Consumption, Population, and Sustainability: Perspectives from Science and Religion; Edited by Audrey R. Chapman, Rodney L. Petersen and Barbara Smith-Moran, 1999. ISBN # 1-55963-747-1. Order from Amazon ($35.00; plus S/H).




Cosmic Questions, edited by James B. Miller, 2001. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. ISBN # 1-57331-346-7. Order from NYAS or Amazon ($115.00; plus S/H). Also available in CD-ROM.



Designing Our Descendants: The Promises and Perils of Genetic Modifications, edited by Audrey R. Chapman and Mark S. Frankel, 2003. Johns Hopkins University Press, ISBN #0801872316. Order from Amazon ($32.00; plus S/H).



The Evolution Dialogues: Science, Christianity, and the Quest for Understanding by Catherine Baker, James B. Miller, Editor, 2006. Order from DoSER Orders. $17.95 plus S/H.



An Evolving Dialogue: Scientific, Historical, Philosophical, and Theological Perspectives on Evolution, edited by James B. Miller, 1998. Order from DoSER Orders. ($24.95; AAAS members $19.95; plus S/H).



Exploring the Origin, Extent, and Future of Life: Philosophical, Ethical and Theological Perspectives, edited by Constance M. Bertka, 2009. ISBN-13: 9780521863636. Order from Cambridge University Press. ($115; plus S/H).



An Evolving Dialogue: Theological and Scientific Perspectives on Evolution, edited by James. B. Miller, 2001.Trinity Press International, Pennsylvania. ISBN # 1-56338-349-7. Order from Amazon ($45.95; plus S/H).



Human Inheritable Genetic Modifications: Assessing Scientific, Ethical, Religious, and Policy Issues by Mark S. Frankel and Audrey R. Chapman, September 2000. Available online in PDF Format (No Charge).



The Origins and Nature of Sociality, edited by Robert W. Sussman and Audrey R. Chapman, 2004.Walter de Gruyter, New York. ISBN # 0-202-30730-1. Order from Amazon ($65.95 hardcover; $32.95 paperback; plus S/H).



Perspectives on Genetic Patenting, edited by Audrey R. Chapman, 1999. Order from DoSER Orders. ($18.95; AAAS members $15.95; plus S/H).



Stem Cell Research and Applications: Monitoring the Frontiers of Biomedical Research by Audrey R. Chapman, Mark S. Frankel and Michele Garfinkel, November 1999. Available online in PDF Format (No Charge).



Unprecedented Choices: Religious Ethics at the Frontiers of Genetic Science by Audrey R. Chapman, 1999.Fortress Press, Minneapolis. Order from Amazon ISBN # 0-80063-181-1 ($22.00; plus S/H).



When Science and Christianity Meet, edited by David C. Lindberg and Ronald L. Numbers, 2003.University of Chicago Press, ISBN #0226482146. Order from Amazon ($20.30; plus S/H).



Workshop Report: Philosophical, Ethical, and Theological Implications of Astrobiology by Connie Bertka, Nancy Roth and Matthew Shindell, 2007. Order from DoSER Orders ($20.00; AAAS members: $16.00; plus S/H).


Multimedia Publications


Ordering Information


Cosmic Questions, Edited by James B. Miller, 2001. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. CD-ROM. Order from DoSER Orders. ($29.95; $23.95; AAAS Members; plus S/H) Demo Version

The CD-ROM is based on the “Cosmic Questions” conference that explored three basic questions: Did the universe have a beginning? Was the universe designed? Are we alone?In addition to the text of their presentations, the CD contains interviews with speakers including John Barrow, Sandra Faber, Owen Gingerich, David Ray Griffin, Alan Guth, Lawrence Kushner, Jaroslav Pelikan, John Polkinghorne, Joel Primack, Jill Tarter, Trinh Xuan Thuan and Neil Turok.


Epic of Evolution: Eight Part Video Series. Order from DoSER Orders. ($120.00; AAAS members $96.00; plus S/H). In addition to a general introductory tape, the themes in the “Epic of Evolution” series include:


  • Cosmic Origins
  • Matter to Mammals
  • Darwin and Neo-Darwinism
  • From Lucy to Linus
  • The Journey toward Meaning
  • Selfish Genes and Self-giving Lives
  • Where Do We Go From Here?

The speakers in the series are active participants in the science-and-religion dialogue including Francisco Ayala, Thomas Berry, Audrey Chapman, Terry Deacon, Ursula Goodenough, Philip Hefner, John Haught, Sol Katz, Nancey Murphy, Stephen Pope, Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker.


Religion and Culture Stem Cell Roundtable September 2001. Produced by CBS Religious Broadcasts.

To order videotape of event (20 minutes in length) call 1-800-494-6007 ($19.95; plus $4.95 S/H).

DoSER Orders


Call 1-202-326-6727 (9:00 AM-5:00 PM EST)
Fax: 1-202-289-4950, Attn: DoSER Publications
Mail: AAAS, Attn: DoSER Publications, 1200 New York Ave. NW, Room 705 Washington DC 20005

Add $4.00 (US & Canada) and $8.00 (International) shipping & handling for up to five items. Additional shipping charges apply for larger orders.
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Copies that arrived damaged will be replaced free within 14 days of purchase, exclusive of shipping fees.

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