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?
Human confidence in what we think we know for certain almost always involves hope in things unseen.
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.
Despite the change around me, what is true and what is right has not changed, and some truths are not dependent on people to give them value.
The problem with empathy is that we tend to focus on what’s immediately in front of us, which means that we lose the opportunities to make a big difference.
Can religion — as a source of creative meaning — “inoculate” us against the fears that naturally arise?
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.