A conversation with Jeremy England, PhD, author of “Every Life is On Fire: How Thermodynamics Explains the Origins of Living Things.”
We tend to think astrobiology as the search for alien life, but I consider it something quite different.
Rather than considering the world’s imperfections the finished result of a botched creation, we should think of them as how it feels to live during an ongoing process.
At the core of our Jewish tradition stands a powerful bulwark against a temptation to insist that creation really took just six days, six thousand years ago.
What was that darkness? A black hole? What was that light? Electromagnetic energy? Radiation?
Just as we have learned that solid and liquid can be two states of the same matter, the sureties of our world are not what they seem.
Science says space debris formed the Moon. Others say it was God. They’re both right.
Myriam Renaud and Dr. Michael Summers discuss the awe-inspiring uniqueness of the Earth in the universe.
Big Stories, like the ones forged by religion, could be a powerful motivator for climate action. How might we use this way of thinking to spur action while staying scientific?
Perhaps we need a Yom Kippur for humanity, so we can then, acting as one, resolve to do better and protect our future.