Astronomy

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Are We Still Special If We Are Not Alone?

What does the discovery of the possibly habitable exoplanets around Trappist-1 mean? And how might this change our idea of our existence in the grand scheme of things?

It’s Time to Zoom Out

We shouldn’t stop consulting traditional world maps, with their borders and demarcations. But we could probably all benefit from a glance at the Pale Blue Dot map, too.

Knock, Knock — Your Evidence is Here

Belief, joy, awe, curiosity — these feelings are more than religious. They are more than scientific. They are reflections of the best of what it means to be human. They are the sources from which both religion and science spring.

How Science Has Changed Religion

Two fascinating presentations about science and religion from two experts in the field — Dr. Jennifer Wiseman and Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson.

The Torah of Space Exploration

We humans are naturally curious creatures — we are born to explore. A mission to Mars excites us because we simply don’t know what we’ll discover, or how exactly it will add to our knowledge, or what new technologies will arise as a result. Even if we don’t immediately sense its benefits, it still has value, because the journey of learning is its own reward.