"Scientists in Synagogues" Tagged Content (Page 2)
Science is exploration, and exploration begins with just two things that are really easy: ignorance, and a desire to stop being ignorant.
What does it mean when we make a choice, or when we say we like or dislike something?
The fact that a poetic statement like “human life is like a bowl of cherries” is a false scientific fact does not detract from its profound truth, reality, and insight.
All stars have light, even the ones that don’t seem to have it on the surface.
Ritual telescopes time and place, bringing together past, present and future, sacred space and wherever we happen to be.
What are the ethical implications of the latest developments in genetic engineering and the impact on improving the quality of human life?
What does the sukkah tell us about where the “natural” ends and man’s making, the “artificial,” begins?
Nature is not an end in itself. Humanity is needed to complete that which was created to enhance what is natural.
Human beings have long wondered about the extent to which we truly have free will, or whether the path we travel is pre-ordained.
Is there some unique essence that separates natural-born humans from creations that seem to reproduce the same electro-chemical workings as the human brain (“a soul”)?
Are we hard-wired to believe in God? This is an area of investigation that has been called by some “neurotheology.”
Once we have set down a certain path, human nature makes it increasingly difficult to reverse course.