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.
Astrophysicist and Christian John ZuHone realizes that in both his scientific life and his religious life, he must rely on something “in between” to get to what he’s really after.
“The Simpsons” is not simply entertaining — its humor often acts as a vehicle for learning.
Knowledge and uncertainty, and belief and doubt, are often two sides of the same coin, and it’s the dynamic relationship between the two that drives us forward. At the second Sinai and Synapses seminar, Professors Karl Giberson and Stuart Firestein share their thoughts on this tension.