We are what happens when the dirt gets a voice, when the earth gets a conscience, when the world has arms and legs and a thinking, rational mind that can relate to the Creator.
There’s a reason why this story has become a bit of a flash point between the religious fundamentalists and the atheist fundamentalists in the world.
We need to remember that our creativity, our ability to shape the world and change it, is a gift from God.
Religion can inspire and mobilize us as stewards of the earth rather than encourage our unsustainable status quo.
We are mindful of that web that connects all of us, and we will, God-willing, emerge to tread more softly, honoring one another in our shared human vulnerability.
One of the discoverers of the Higgs boson — who is also the president of a Reform synagogue — offers meditations on the creation story.
Is “intelligence” the same thing as “wisdom”? Or, to phrase it another way, if computers can become “intelligent,” is there any way they could become “wise”?