What are the ethical implications of the latest developments in genetic engineering and the impact on improving the quality of human life?
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?
If humans have learned over eons that intercessory prayer doesn’t “work”, why do we keep doing it?
How can the workplace and our other social institutions help dispel the myth that everyone is just in it for themselves?
Religion can inspire and mobilize us as stewards of the earth rather than encourage our unsustainable status quo.
The ability to understand how emotions affect our and others’ decisions is a big part of spirituality.
How will our knowledge of the DNA-building process and our efforts to replicate it through technologies like the CRISPR system change our sense of self and the society around us?
David Borger Germann examines how the brain registers awe, and how we can bring this feeling to everyday experience, suffusing life with new interest and meaning.
How do our competing cognitive systems – one fast and one slow, as described by Daniel Kahneman – frame our experience of God?
As we discover more and more about the brain, will neuroscientific “explanations” about moral behavior become “excuses”? How “free” are we, and how would we even know?