John Balch is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Religion in Science track. He earned a B.A. in Religion, Globalization, and Culture at Hendrix College, and an M.A. in Religion and Nature of the University of Florida. In the past, John has focused his studies on naturalistic forms of spirituality and the interrelation between environmental and religious systems. At BU, John is focusing on bio-cultural approaches to the study of religion, particularly the paradigms of niche construction and distributed cognition. (GDRS)