How would our religious perspective change if we discovered life on other planets?
We need to remember that our creativity, our ability to shape the world and change it, is a gift from God.
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.
Religion and science needn’t live in their own echo chambers. Rather, they can coexist in a meaningful way, both informing the other.
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?
A trip to Mars would remind us of how we could act here on Earth.
We shouldn’t stop consulting traditional world maps, with their borders and demarcations. But we could probably all benefit from a glance at the Pale Blue Dot map, too.
Sometimes, knowledge isn’t just instrumental — it can have tremendous inherent beauty, even if it is totally useless.
Astrophysicist and Christian John ZuHone realizes that in both his scientific life and his religious life, he must rely on something “in between” to get to what he’s really after.
Belief, joy, awe, curiosity — these feelings are more than religious. They are more than scientific. They are reflections of the best of what it means to be human. They are the sources from which both religion and science spring.