As Jews begin to prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and a new season of “The Good Place” starts soon, what lessons can the show teach us for 5780?
What leads Jewish law to adapt to new scientific discoveries, and what causes it to remain steadfast?
When communicating science to a skeptical audience, it’s important who does the talking.
How much of science is a pursuit of truth for its own sake? And what happens when it leads to unanticipated consequences?
We presume a unique place for ourselves in creation for having been created in the image of God. But what constitutes that image of God?
Maimonides had many forward-looking insights about intuitive psychology, some of which we are only beginning to appreciate today.
Can knowing so much sometimes do more harm than good?
Are we ready to give over human ethical agency to machines?
The quest for perfect vision—or any other repair or improvement in our physical bodies—often obscures bigger-picture things, like the moral and ethical implications of such research.
The enhancement of human life across the board and across the globe is a story that takes decades or even centuries to unfold.