Content by 2013-2015 Sinai and Synapses Fellows (Page 3)
How would our religious perspective change if we discovered life on other planets?
I hold these things together: God indeed made the Sun and the Moon, and it pleases God to let us discover how it was done through the work of science.
Why are some sources of authority more alluring than others?
Does religion offer something special that science doesn’t?
The Modeling Religion Project at the Center for Mind and Culture in Boston uses computer simulations to refine and compare theories of religion, cognition, and culture.
The United States in the 21st century is becoming more secular, but is this actually causing it to move in a progressive direction as many of us think?
If you’re curious about religion as a human phenomenon, this massive online-only course (MOOC) through the University of British Columbia will be a good opportunity to start learning.
A Mormon biotechnician asks, “Does the physical body explain everything about who we are?”
What can we really predict about human behavior in light of increasing knowledge from genetics?
With new discoveries in epigenetics — how our environment affects our DNA — how much control do we have over our own choices?
We are gaining more and more knowledge about the intricacies of genetic information. But if knowledge is power, how should we use this power? How much does it help us and how much might it harm us?
If evolution only involves discrete entities replicating themselves with high fidelity, then group-level selection probably doesn’t happen. But not everybody agrees that this is the litmus test for evolution.