While modern parents may bring complaints about infant crying to pediatricians, ancient parents turned to experts in magical arts.
One way to see the WEIRDness of Westerners is through their parenting practices.
Why are morality, religious experience, and love topics that are often perceived as being beyond the scope of science?
Religion is a human endeavor, and so different religions will have different ways to reach those goals.
Religion can inspire and mobilize us as stewards of the earth rather than encourage our unsustainable status quo.
The ability to understand how emotions affect our and others’ decisions is a big part of spirituality.
Don’t assume that “religious = conservative” and “scientific = liberal.”
How will our knowledge of the DNA-building process and our efforts to replicate it through technologies like the CRISPR system change our sense of self and the society around us?
David Borger Germann examines how the brain registers awe, and how we can bring this feeling to everyday experience, suffusing life with new interest and meaning.
Meaning is contextual. It allows us to change the story. And that, too, is a source of power.