In a day and age of functionality and productivity, where is the need for beauty or connection? And more importantly, how does Judaism fill that need?
Religion and science needn’t live in their own echo chambers. Rather, they can coexist in a meaningful way, both informing the other.
One of the discoverers of the Higgs boson — who is also the president of a Reform synagogue — offers meditations on the creation story.
If evolution only involves discrete entities replicating themselves with high fidelity, then group-level selection probably doesn’t happen. But not everybody agrees that this is the litmus test for evolution.
If transcendence can help us become better people, then not only science, but religion, can add something to the conversation, as well.
Connor Wood argues that religion’s evolutionary adaptiveness (or lack thereof) shouldn’t have the slightest bearing on the epistemic credibility of religious beliefs, or the ultimate goodness of religion.
The Rap Guide to Religion is a very clever way to explore an ancient question, and one that both theists and atheists need to think about: how should religion evolve?
While conversations about truth and morality often pit science and religion in opposition to each other, when we talk about meaning and values, science and religion can come together in productive ways.