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?
Does religion offer something special that science doesn’t?
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?
How do our competing cognitive systems – one fast and one slow, as described by Daniel Kahneman – frame our experience of God?
When do the languages of religion and science create commonality, and when do they create difference?
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.
Two fascinating presentations about science and religion from two experts in the field — Dr. Jennifer Wiseman and Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson.