Religion and science both ask, in different ways: are humans a part of nature, or distinct and exceptional?
The thing that kills both scientific exploration and faith is rock-solid certainty.
Quantum physics and Jewish mysticism both contemplate the part of the universe we cannot readily see.
For Maimonides, to be a religious person, and to live with scientific and moral truths, means that, like a tightrope-walker, you must continually move forward, and fight to maintain your balance.
The dance between regularity and the unforeseen is what makes our lives so challenging and so rich.
How do science’s failures fuel medicine’s successes? And what is it like to communicate both?
What do the current controversies about artificial intelligence plagiarizing content say about how we regard our own creativity as human beings?
When does Jewish law respond to scientific reality?
What impact might the talking animals in the Bible have had on how we view and treat our nonhuman “others”?
Did Pharaoh have free will?
We are gradually discovering that many aspects of mind thought to be exclusive to humans actually appear in animals too. What does that mean for us?
As we try to navigate these difficult times, a quote from Mr. Rogers may help: “If you can mention it, you can manage it.”