I''m just about finished a PhD in Artificial Intelligence working on autonomous decision making software for a robotic aircraft. My background before this is in applied mathematics (astrophysics and scientific computing) and philosphy.
One of my great loves though is the pre-history of civilisation and the origins of modern science. I''m particularly interested in megalithic astronomy and how religion and science grew from it!
I''d be happy to discuss any of these topics with anyone reading GameDev... but perhaps we could continue the thread in ''The Lounge''?