If humans have learned over eons that intercessory prayer doesn’t “work”, why do we keep doing it?
Why are some sources of authority more alluring than others?
Religion and science needn’t live in their own echo chambers. Rather, they can coexist in a meaningful way, both informing the other.
Religious people feel threatened by secular, scientific-worldview people, and secular people, conversely, feel threatened by religious thought. How do we find common ground?
Religion is a human endeavor, and so different religions will have different ways to reach those goals.
Don’t assume that “religious = conservative” and “scientific = liberal.”
Meaning is contextual. It allows us to change the story. And that, too, is a source of power.
The Modeling Religion Project at the Center for Mind and Culture in Boston uses computer simulations to refine and compare theories of religion, cognition, and culture.
The United States in the 21st century is becoming more secular, but is this actually causing it to move in a progressive direction as many of us think?
Human confidence in what we think we know for certain almost always involves hope in things unseen.