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.
Science and Jewish religious tradition share the conviction that the world and the actions of human beings matter.
If we can approach our level of knowledge with humility and openness, we can discover more about ourselves and our world.
Rev. Mark Goodman and Rex Jung, Ph.D. ask, “How do we learn what we learn?”
The video and audio from our panel discussion “Can Science and Religion Co-Exist?”
We human beings don’t experience the world as it is — we experience the world through the filter of our minds. How we look at and think about the world inform the way we act in it, and that informs the way both religion and science are practiced.
Knowledge and uncertainty, and belief and doubt, are often two sides of the same coin, and it’s the dynamic relationship between the two that drives us forward. At the second Sinai and Synapses seminar, Professors Karl Giberson and Stuart Firestein share their thoughts on this tension.
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.