Rabbi Mitelman and Tania Lombrozo, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Princeton University, discuss how our brains latch onto and reject facts, and what that has to do with belief.
Climate change. Genetic engineering. Truth and falsehood on social media. The psychology of how we flourish. For most Jews, we look to science for knowledge and wisdom on how to think and talk about these topics. But they also raise deep religious, ethical and philosophical questions, as well. Unfortunately, our political and cultural conversation pits "science" against "religion," rather than trying to explore and integrate these human questions from multiple perspectives. "Sacred Science," hosted by Sinai and Synapses Founding Director Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman, talks with professors and rabbis, academics and practitioners, and scientists and religious thinkers to help us move beyond a simplistic and false "either / or" dichotomy to go in depth on the biggest questions we face in this world -- personally, societally, and globally.
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When does a new technology become no longer ours, and how might Jewish wisdom help us anticipate how the fruits of our creations could redound back on us?
Rabbi Rachael Jackson is uniquely well-situated to bring Jewish wisdom to science, and to break down some of the complex debates in science for the general population.
A conversation with Jeremy England, PhD, author of “Every Life is On Fire: How Thermodynamics Explains the Origins of Living Things.”
A conversation with Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis – sociologist, physician, and author of “Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live.”