Answering difficult questions about the world and comforting people in a time of need requires the best wisdom from both religion and science.
The enhancement of human life across the board and across the globe is a story that takes decades or even centuries to unfold.
Science is exploration, and exploration begins with just two things that are really easy: ignorance, and a desire to stop being ignorant.
On one level, evidence is what scientists use to discover truth. But there’s another profession that uses evidence, too: lawyers. And they each use evidence in different ways.
Where can technology and AI (artificial intelligence) can aid knowledge, and where it can harm human understanding?
So often, the discourse describes technological change as something that is being done to us whereas, in fact, we are the source of technological innovation and experimentation.
How did I prepare for Jeopardy!? In short, I studied – a lot. I mean, A LOT.
There were three main ways my Judaism influenced how I played Jeopardy! — and discovered lessons that can be good for all of us to learn.
Sometimes, knowledge isn’t just instrumental — it can have tremendous inherent beauty, even if it is totally useless.
The greatest distinction between facts and values is that facts don’t spur us to action. Values do.