It’s not an unusual idea to think that Reform Jews are thinking in evolutionary terms. What’s different is that it is Darwin that they’re engaging with.
Written into very rules that give us DNA is the capability to become aware of God’s existence.
Ian Binns, Ph.D. and Dr. Mark Bloom discuss how they came to hold a belief about science and religion being in dialogue rather than in opposition.
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.
How can we better integrate science and Jewish life, Jewish identity and Jewish values?
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.