Answering difficult questions about the world and comforting people in a time of need requires the best wisdom from both religion and science.
As part of Sinai and Synapses’ series “More Light, Less Heat,” Rev. Dr. Ruth Shaver and Bill Richards discuss what inspires them to create and educate.
We spoke with Marnie Gelbart, Ph.D., about the problems genetic testing and engineering both create and solve.
Religion can inspire and mobilize us as stewards of the earth rather than encourage our unsustainable status quo.
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?
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?