The second group of presentations from this year’s Darwin Day gathering of Sinai and Synapses Fellows.
When it becomes increasingly difficult to comprehend time beyond a human lifespan or two, how can we gain an understanding of the past of our human species?
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.
If humans aren’t self-contained units, what’s our responsibility to the other elements that we’re connected to?
What are religion and science useful for, and where do they need one another? This question is visualized in a short video.
It is ok for people to have disagreements – on politics, on faith, on religion, on leadership. But we need to understand how to be in dialogue with one another.
Tim Maness and Rev. Dr. Kara Slade discuss when science and religion work in conjunction to create truth – and the times when they don’t.
Perhaps we need a Yom Kippur for humanity, so we can then, acting as one, resolve to do better and protect our future.
It’s not an unusual idea to think that Reform Jews are thinking in evolutionary terms. What’s different is that it is Darwin that they’re engaging with.
Written into very rules that give us DNA is the capability to become aware of God’s existence.