Lecture Collection

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These are recordings of Lectures in the Natural Resources Seminar 407: Religion, Ethics and the Environment from 1994, 2001 and 2003. These lectures were originally recorded on cassette tape or Sony Minidisk recorder, and then transcribed into MP3 files. Some were recorded with a lapel microphone, and others with a stereo microphone. The former provides a clearer recording. For the 1991 - 1994 lectures, roving wireless microphones were available for the students during discussions, resulting in a better recording of their comments. Some of the recordings are truncated do to equipment failure.

This collection contains the most recent complete set of taped recordings (1994) and all the most recent recordings (2001, 2003). The 1994 recordings are better recordings. The 2003 recordings reflect Dr. Baer's most recent thoughts and organization.

The descriptions were written over a necessarily long time period (it takes a while to listen to c. 67 hours of lectures), so the style, level of detail, and quality of the descriptions vary.

This is also available as a CD. Please contact Rick Cochran ( for a copy.


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The recordings of Dr. Richard Baer's lectures are Copyright (c)2004 by Dr. Richard Baer. The recordings of Dr. James Tantillo's lectures are Copyright (c)2004 by Dr. James Tantillo. The recordings of Ms. Mical Smart's lectures are Copyright (c)2004 by Ms. Mical Smart. You may copy and use this material for non-commercial, personal use only if you agree to retain all copyright notices and other identifiers of the source of this work. You may not modify any of the text or recordings for any public or commercial purposes without written permission from Dr. Richard Baer, Dr. James Tantillo or Ms. Mical Smart.