CONTRIBUTOR:

David Christopher Lane

AFFILIATION:

TITLE:

Professor

DEPARTMENT:

Philosophy and Sociology Department

INSTITUTION:

Mount San Antonio College

BIOGRAPHY:

David Christopher Lane is a Professor of Philosophy at Mt. San Antonio College. He has taught at the University of California, San Diego; California State University, Long Beach; California School of Professional Psychology; and the University of London in England, among other institutions. Professor Lane received his Ph.D. and M.A. with a focus on the Sociology of Knowledge from the University of California, San Diego, where he was also a recipient of a Regents Fellowship. He also received another M.A. in the history and phenomenology of religion from the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley. Dr. Lane has written a number of books, including several studies on new religions, such as The Making of a Spiritual Movement: The Untold Story of Paul Twitchell and Eckankar; Exposing Cults: When The Skeptical Mind Confronts the Mystical; The Radhasoami Tradition: A Critical History of Guru Succession; and The Unknowing Sage: The Life and Work of Baba Faqir Chand. David Lane has also authored a series of texts on quantum theory, neuroscience, and evolutionary biology, including such titles as Is the Universe an App? The Library of Consciousness and You are Probability.