If humans have learned over eons that intercessory prayer doesn’t “work”, why do we keep doing it?
What scientific metaphors do we use in everyday life? How has religion changed in response to new scientific knowledge? How do we understand prayer and the Bible in light of science today?
These are a few of the questions that this Sinai and Synapses Discussion Forum explores.
Does religion offer something special that science doesn’t?
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.
If you’re curious about religion as a human phenomenon, this massive online-only course (MOOC) through the University of British Columbia will be a good opportunity to start learning.
What do seeing oneself as a part of nature and seeing oneself as part of a massive demonstration have in common?
When does questioning spark joy, and when does it lead to frustration?
When do the languages of religion and science create commonality, and when do they create difference?
The link between science and revolution goes at least as far back as the founding of our country.