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?
How does empathy differ from compassion? What are the best strategies we should employ to influence one another to be more caring?
What do seeing oneself as a part of nature and seeing oneself as part of a massive demonstration have in common?
Science and Jewish religious tradition share the conviction that the world and the actions of human beings matter.
What does the discovery of the possibly habitable exoplanets around Trappist-1 mean? And how might this change our idea of our existence in the grand scheme of things?
When does questioning spark joy, and when does it lead to frustration?
When do the languages of religion and science create commonality, and when do they create difference?
Science is the best way we can appreciate “what is,” and religion helps move us towards “what could be.”