Dr James V Stone

Dr James V Stone

Honorary Associate Professor, University of Sheffield, UK.


  • BSc in Psychology and Pharmacology (1981, Manchester University)

  • MSc in Knowledge Based Systems (1984, Sussex University)

  • DPhil in Computer Vision (1991, Sussex University)

  • Wellcome Mathematical Biology Research Fellow (1996–2000)

  • University of Sheffield Research Fellow (2001–2003)

  • Associate Professor, the University of Sheffield (2004–2016)

  • Writer (2017-present).

Research interests

  • How the fundamental ingredients of inert matter, energy and information have been forged by evolution to produce a particularly efficient computational machine: the brain.

  • Information theory

  • Computational neuroscience

  • Artificial intelligence

  • Quantum mechanics

  • Relationship between learning and evolution (the Baldwin effect).


Email: j.v.stone@sheffield.ac.uk

Galileo on intelligent design

"Surely, God could have caused birds to fly with their bones made of solid gold, with their veins full of quicksilver, with their flesh heavier than lead, and with their wings exceedingly small. He did not, and that ought to show something. It is only in order to shield your ignorance that you put the Lord at every turn to the refuge of a miracle."

Galileo Galilei (1564–1642)