Content by 2015-2017 Sinai and Synapses Fellows (Page 3)
Religious people feel threatened by secular, scientific-worldview people, and secular people, conversely, feel threatened by religious thought. How do we find common ground?
We are “cooperative breeders,” since we do not raise our children by ourselves, but rely heavily on a range of others to help us.
While modern parents may bring complaints about infant crying to pediatricians, ancient parents turned to experts in magical arts.
One way to see the WEIRDness of Westerners is through their parenting practices.
Why are morality, religious experience, and love topics that are often perceived as being beyond the scope of science?
Religion can inspire and mobilize us as stewards of the earth rather than encourage our unsustainable status quo.
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?
Human confidence in what we think we know for certain almost always involves hope in things unseen.
What do seeing oneself as a part of nature and seeing oneself as part of a massive demonstration have in common?
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?