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“The Mysterious” Versus “The Unknown”
For those of us who pray, do we need to know how and why God answers?
Hubris and Humility – A Conversation With Dr. Stuart Firestein
Dr. Firestein argues that intellectual foibles such as failure and ignorance are actually an essential component of doing science.
Asking the Right Questions: A Conversation With Dan Rothstein
What if we were all educated to ask better questions, rather than just accept the answers?
What We Can Learn from Scientists’ Awe Experiences
Science progresses only through scientists, who are indeed human beings – and perhaps one key to unlocking their excitement is a sense of awe.
Religious and Scientific Miracles
As modern, scientific people, we tend to accept only natural explanations for events. Miracles can’t be the “answer” to questions we don’t yet understand.
“Zooniverse” Lets You Expand Scientific Knowledge From Home
Citizen science can be a great way to feel like you’re part of something bigger.
Genetic Engineering For The Rest of Us
How we can teach so many of the complicated nuances of genetics to laypeople, clergy, students, and others who may be new to the big debates?
I Am Not Indiana Jones, or Why I Am Writing a Book (It’s Not For the Money)
Paleontological research still often begins with grueling and careful field work, but there are many paleontologists who have never used a pickaxe and shovel in their research.
When Good Science Goes Bad
How much of science is a pursuit of truth for its own sake? And what happens when it leads to unanticipated consequences?
The Molecular Genetic Basis of Jewish Geography
“Jewish Geography” is more than a social phenomenon – it is a testament to the belief, literal or metaphorical, that Jews share a common ancestry.
Pickerel Frogs and Proxima-b
What does it mean to find something in a place we just don’t expect to find it?
The Awesomeness of the Universe and the Intimacy of God
Searching for a theory of everything is certainly important. But seeking a closer relationship with God beats it hands-down.